Characters: (make sure to explain in detail your responses)
Who are the main characters?
What happens to them?
Did you like them?
Were there good and bad characters?
Main Ideas: (make sure to explain in detail your responses)
What is the main idea of the book?
How would you describe this book: as erotica, porn, soft porn, romantic fiction, comedyor something else?
What did you learn that you did not know before?
Quotes: (make sure to explain in detail your responses)
What parts did you like best?
What parts did you like least?
Principles/characters: (make sure to explain in detail your responses)
What elements did you like best?
Which characters did you like best and why?
How does the author unfold the story or the main idea of the book?
Sexuality Evaluation: (make sure to explain in detail your responses)
What major themes and terms does the book introduce?
How do you feel about the portrayal of sex, particularly Christians predilection for sado-masochism: do you find it overly graphic, refreshingly frank, disturbing, amusing, offensive, arousing?
Does this book place women in a degrading light, as some have claimed?
Are you surprised that a woman would/could write about submissive-dominant relationships so openly? Does her feminine perspective bring a different view on sexuality than a male writers might?
What about the characters, Anastasia and Christian? Are they fully developed as three-dimensional characters, complete with emotional and psychological complexityâ€”or are they flat and one-dimensional? Are you able to see beyond the sexual encounters to become sympathetically engaged with the two? Do you come to think of them as real people?
Why are Ana and Christian drawn to one another in the first place?
As more of his character and background are revealed, does your attitude toward Christian change?
What does this book present as â€˜normal sexuality? As deviant sexuality?
What message is this book giving women about sexuality? What does it give men about sexuality?
This book is the fastest selling paperback of all time, has sold over 70 million copies and is a worldwide bestseller â€“ why do you think this is?
What does the popularity of this book tell us sociologically about human sexuality?
Recommend: (make sure to explain in detail your responses)
Would you recommend this book to others? Why?
What would you tell them before they read it?
What would you talk about after you read it?