Honor was something that many of the main characters were striving for in this book. Who was most affected by this pursuit, and how did it change the feeling of the stories?
Interesting advice is given and received in these stories. What are some examples of this advice, and what are the consequences of it?
Diversity is a major theme in this book as many different lifestyles and ranks in society are involved. How is this theme shown in this book, and why do you think the author felt it is so important?
Hannukuh and Judaism are central to the plots of every story. How does this religious center affect the plot of the stories and the messages presented in them?
Belonging and security are two themes in these stories. In which short stories are these more evident? Which characters are the most motivated by them?
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