The Death of Artemio Cruz Topics for Discussion

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Who is Artemio Cruz's biological father? As a child, does Cruz feel more affection for his father or for Lunero? Why?

In your opinion, did the rebels win the Mexican Revolution? Why or why not?

Cruz is an idealistic young man before Lunero's death, yet by the 1920s he is sly, deceitful and corrupt. What causes the change?

Author Carolos Fuentes suggests that idealism is a luxury only the young can afford. Do you agree?

Imagine how Artemio Cruz's life would have been different if he had not become corrupt. Write a paragraph explaining how his life would have turned out.

Do you agree that all wealthy people are necessarily corrupt? Why or why not?

Why does Artemio Cruz marry Catalina? Is the marriage a happy one?

What opportunity does Artemio Cruz recognize when he is imprisoned with the idealistic young Gonzolo Bernal? If...

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