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Blindness Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Do you think the white sickness is really caused by a highly contagious disease? What other possible explanations might there be for the blindness experienced by nearly all of the characters in the novel?

Did the ministry of health act in good faith when it established a forcible quarantine of those afflicted, or suspected of being contaminated, with the white sickness?

Consider life inside the mental hospital. What aspect of that existence would you find the most troubling?

Upon several occasions, the inmates of the mental hospital considered using collective action to better their circumstances. Yet, they never effectively organized. At what points in the narrative do you think that collective action could have made a significant difference?

If you were a woman in the mental facility, would you have consented to be raped in exchange for food? If you were a man in the mental facility...

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