Death at La Fenice Topics for Discussion

Donna Leon
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Is Brunetti's decision at the end of the novel to cover up Elizabeth Wellauer's crime justified? Why or why not?

Compare Brunetti's affectations with his notebook to the affectations he derides in Patta.

Was Wellauer's life worthwhile? Does the contribution to the world of his music in any way justify his crimes? Why or why not?

How does Brunetti's personal family life inform his professional investigation in the novel?

How does Brunetti's attitude to Brett Lynch change throughout the novel, and why does his attitude evolve in this way?

Why does Brunetti dislike spending time with his in-laws? Does Brunetti have an objective opinion of them?

How does the setting of Venice affect the novel?'

Is the resolution of the mystery satisfying, since there is no killer to prosecute?

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