The Coquette

The Coquette

by

Hannah Webster Foster

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on The Coquette can help.

The Roadside Inn at Danvers

The roadside inn at Danvers where Eliza Wharton goes to give birth to her baby symbolizes the oppression of women in Hannah Webster Foster’s The Coquette. Danvers, a town located in northern Massachusetts, was…

(read full symbol analysis)

Babies

Babies symbolize the danger and drawbacks of marriage and the domestic sphere. Three babies are born in The Coquette: the General and Mrs. Richman have a baby, Major Sanford has a baby with his…

(read full symbol analysis)