Fantomnia

1. In what ways does Beauplaisir’s behavior towards Fantomina change depending on the class or status she claims to be? Explain.

2. What is the significance of Fantomina’s giving birth to a daughter? Why do Fantomina and her mother reject Beauplaisir’s offer to take the child?

3. Is there a distinction between virtue and reputation in this story? In this story which one seems more important? Explain.

4. Despite being a product of its time, this story seems current in some ways. What current story or characters (fictional or real) does this book bring to your mind? Explain