Armageddon Summer Topics for Discussion

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1. Characterize Marina's religious journey in the novel. Does she resolve her search for religious understanding?

2. In spite of his irreverent attitude, Jed likes the Believers personally. At one point he even prays with Reverend Beelson. Is Jed ever really inclined to become a Believer? Characterize his religious outlook throughout the novel.

Has he changed by the conclusion?

3. Why does Myna Marlow leave for Mount Weeupcut? Has she good reason to leave Harmon Marlow?

4. Compare Marina to her mother. Who seems more mature at the beginning of the novel? At the end?

5. How does Jed handle the problems with his father? Is his approach a good one?

6. An excerpt from a July 22 sermon by Reverend Beelson includes the words: "We must defend our Family." What does "Family" mean to the Believers?

7. Why does Mrs. Marlow think Jed is a "devil's child"? Does it seem reasonable...

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