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If the story's setting did not take place in Fascist Italy, would it have been possible for Marcella to be happy? Or would she still have violent inclinations? Explain your answer.

Paolo Farina makes a transition to becoming more like the type of man for whom Angiola leaves him. Do you think this is a lasting transition or is this an attempt to win his wife back? Are there any actions that suggest he changes for selfless or selfish reasons?

How much does the current political situation in the country play a part in the lives of each character? What might their lives be like if they were not under Fascist rule? Explain.

Many of the characters in the story are unhappy with their lives. It is a characteristic that seems to connect them, along with the coin. Do you think it is possible...

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