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Montreal Dickens Fellowship Study Questions: “Barnaby Rudge”
Westmount Public Library
June 6, 2017 1:00-3:00
Chapters 74 - 82

  1. Were you satisfied with the fates of the characters? Do you think the bad guys got what they deserved? Did the good reap their rewards to your satisfaction?
  2. Comment on the violence and gothic melodrama in this novel. Could it stand up to today’s action novel?
  3. Do you think there is hope for The Varden’s marriage?
  4. Do you think Dickens’s portrayal of “love” between Dolly and Joe and Emma and Edward was well done? Will they all live “Happily Ever After”?
  5. How did this novel compare to other Dickens novels you have read?
  6. Is this novel relevant to today’s reader?
  7. What were your favourite parts of the novel? Your least favourite?
  8. Would you recommend this novel to a friend? To a Dickens reader?