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City of God Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Key Questions

Doctorow's ambitious City of God explores a number of themes, including evolution, theology, the Holocaust experience, philosophy, and cinematography.

1. What is the most important single thing Doctorow could have done to make City of God easier for his readers to understand? What kind(s) of information should have been included in an Appendix to inform and enlighten readers who are not quite ready for all of the specialized information Doctorow has made use of?

2. How important is it that Doctorow did not tell exactly who stole the cross (or crucifix) and deposited it on the roof of the EJ Synagogue? What is your theory about who perpetrated that heist, as Doctorow calls it? Explain. Do you have more than one theory to account for the heist ?

3. Discuss the personality and character of the protagonist, Reverend Thomas Pemberton. What do you think of his independent attitude toward authority figures...

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