The Silent Wife Discussion Questions

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

'The Silent Wife' is a psychological thriller by A.S.A. Harrison about a cheating man and his vengeful partner. This resource offers secondary classroom discussion questions for this novel.

The Silent Wife

A.S.A. Harrison's The Silent Wife explores themes of infidelity and revenge through the story of Jodi Brett and Todd Gilbert, a couple in a long-term relationship that is falling apart. The following questions may be used to lead discussions about this book in high school classrooms.

Characters

  • Describe Jodi and Todd's relationship. How have their professional lives changed the dynamic of their relationship over time? What are some other ways Jodi and Todd have changed since the beginning of their relationship?
  • Compare Todd's relationship with Jodi to his relationship with Natasha. What does Todd view as the pros and cons of each relationship? What are some advantages of staying with Jodi that Todd may not have considered?
  • How does Jodi react when Todd goes away for the weekend? What are some needs Jodi has that are not fulfilled through her relationship with Todd? What advice would you give her?
  • What are some examples of passive-aggressive behaviors of the characters in this story? What are the consequences of these behaviors? How could the characters resolve their conflicts in a more productive manner?

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