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Fingersmith Teaching Resources

Comparisons: Suggested characters and settings to compare and contrast.
Discussion questions: Twelve questions to discuss.
Gaze: A simple definition of 'gaze' theory and its relevance to the novel.
Hair and clothes: Six questions to explore the importance of hair, clothes and appearance.
Opening Lines: An introductory analysis of the opening of Sue's narrative.
Relationships: Suggested relationships in the novel for students to explore.
Words: A list of words for students to explore before reading the novel and then to return to as they gain information. Useful as an introduction to context.