Define the following terms;
1. Compound attack.
2. The short lunge.
How does the author use the fencing terms as part of the narrative structure?
How did Don Jaime become a fencing master? What has fencing taught Don Jaime about life?
What are Don Jaime's views on one of the following subjects.
How has fencing shaped his views on that subject?
What were the role of women in 1860s Spain? In what way is the feminism discourse relate to contemporary issues?
Why does Don Jaime consider fencing an art? What would he think about the position of fencing in today's society?
What does the story express about Spanish society during the 1860s? How does the author use the setting to also express contemporary concerns?
Pick a character from the book and discuss his or her goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Do they...
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