Classics Challenge: ‘I Capture the Castle’ Questions

September 23, 2011 at 12:00 am Leave a comment


Welcome, Challengers! Here are some questions to be thinking about in regards to I Capture the Castle. We’ll meet back here to discuss on 7 October.

Some spoilers, but nothing crazy:
1. Consider Smith’s use of age and aging throughout the narrative.

2. How does America factor into the story? There are numerous descriptions of it throughout the book and the main characters all struggle grasp the idea of it. Nota bene: Smith was on a trip to America when she wrote I Capture the Castle. Does that change your reading of the book?

3. Secrets play a pivotal role throughout the book—Cassandra secrets away her writing, Mortmain keeps his new project a secret, Rose has her romantic secrets, and Stephen squirrels away part of his wages for a secret purpose. What do these secrets actually reveal about their owners and about our narrator?

–Corey

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