Day 1

The Bloody Chamber Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    This is a story about a girl who marries a man she hardly knows. Why did she marry him?

    Many possible responses, including:

    • She is poor and he is very wealthy, she sees it as an opportunity to have a better life.
    • She feels like she’s had a protected, sheltered girlhood and wants something exciting to happen.
    • She thinks it’s time for her to grow up and leave home.
    • She’s flattered by the Marquis’ interest in her; she feels like he sees something special in her that others do not.
    • She’s attracted to him and feels curious about what sex will be like.
  2. 2

    What details in the story suggest that “The Bloody Chamber” takes place at a...

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