Cities of the Plain Topics for Discussion

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What might be a better way to describe what Eduardo's feelings towards Magdalena? It is described in the book as love, but is that accurate?

What are the advantages to the author's use of punctuation? For example, why might he have decided not to include any quotations marks?

Eduardo tries to place some of the responsibility for Magdalena's death on Billy's shoulders. Is Eduardo right? How much is Billy to blame for what happened?

What are the similarities between the circus in John Grady's nightmare and the funeral procession that passes by Magdalena before she has the seizure in the taxi? What are the differences?

What seems to be the author's conclusion or standpoint on God's benevolence or God's ability to forgive?

Would the book be improved or impaired if John Grady had survived the knife fight and gone on without Magdalena?

The West is changing and...

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