Buddenbrooks Topics for Discussion

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Explain the relationship between Thomas and Christian. How is this relationship symbolic in the novel?

Explain Tony's views about duty to her family. In what way are these views similar to her father's, in what way different?

Why is Tony involved in so many failed marriages?

Describe the liet motif technique used in the novel. Give examples.

In what way is Buddenbrooks a critique of the German bourgeoisie? In what way is it a celebration of the same class?

Explain the differences in virtue and value between Thomas and his father Johann.

The novel brings out the conflict and differences between art and commerce. Explain how this theme is developed in the novel.

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