In the Garden of the North American Martyrs Discussion Questions

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Why would a college have a rule that requires interviewing at least one female candidate for each job opening? What laws or court decisions have helped shape such policies?

Critics often mention Flannery O'Connor when talking about Wolff. How does Wolff's exploration of morality and prophecy differ from O'Connor's as illustrated in her story "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"?

Research the history of the French Jesuits in the Great Lakes region during colonial times. How did their religious views influence their behavior, and what effects did their presence have on the culture?

What are Louise's motivations for using Mary as she does? What theories of psychology might explain her behavior?

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