A Severed Head Topics for Discussion

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If Martin is completely content as he states, why did he begin and maintain the relationship with Georgie?

Do you think Antonia was really unaware that Martin had a mistress or was it simply denial?

Describe Martin's first impression of Honor Klein. How might you react in a similar situation? Did Honor have the right to be so nosy?

How might the story have changed if Martin had stayed at Rembers?

Discuss the relationship between Martin and Palmer. Would you be able to maintain a friendship under the circumstances? Why do Palmer and Antonia expect Martin to take it in stride?

Do you think the relationships between Antonia and Palmer and Martin and Honor are real or a simple case of transference?

Examine the structure of the Lynch-Gibbon family. What are the roles for Alexander, Martin, and Rosemary? What is your role in your...

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