A Mercy Topics for Discussion

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Compare and contrast Florens and Lina. Which is most stable? Which offers the most to the Vaarks? Who has the most to learn? What is their relationship?

Discuss indentured servitude. Discuss the relationship between Willard, Scully and the Vaarks.

Explain why Minha mae believed that Vaark's acceptance of Florens was not a miracle from God but in fact, a mercy. What does Minha mae mean by mercy? Do you think Florens will ever understand her mother's actions?

Explain the relationship between Florens and the blacksmith. How does the relationship begin? Is the relationship one-sided? What happens to end the relationship? Do you think Florens will ever see him again?

Discuss Rebekka's future. Why do you think Rebekka changes so drastically? Do you think the illness is responsible? How is Rebekka's life changed by Jacob's death? What will become of Rebekka and the farm?

Examine Sorrow's character. Where...

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