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The Agony and the Ecstasy Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Explain how art is used by politicians to achieve political goals.

Discuss the pros and cons of an individual doing what he/she wants to do in life versus doing what he/she feels must be done because of his/her position.

Does one create one's destiny or does it happen? If he had been born in another time or place, would Michelangelo have still been the artist he was?

Several characters throughout the book described Michelangelo as stubborn. In the book, even he thought of himself as stubborn. Sometimes, the difference between determined and stubborn is decided only on which side of a debate one takes. People viewing the debate would consider the debaters as stubborn or determined. What's the difference? Considering Michelangelo's life, was he more stubborn or determined? How did this trait contribute to his character and his success?

Partially because of the de'...

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