Choose two characters that act as a foil to one another. In what ways do these characters serve as opposites? What do these differences indicate?
How is foreshadowing used in "The Magic Mountain"? Choose one major instance of foreshadowing and follow it through the book, finishing with how the event is fulfilled.
Compare and contrast Hans and Peeperkorn. How are their relationships with Clavdia similar and different?
How does Hans change throughout the novel? Detail the changes he makes and the reasons behind those changes.
How do the minor characters in the novel affect the plot? How would the novel be different if one or more of these characters were removed?
How does the third person point-of-view enhance and inhibit the story? How would the novel be different if a different point of view were used?
Which characters are present in the novel as the protagonist and the...
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