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Decline and Fall Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Are the punishments meted out to the members of the Bollinger Club, following their party, equal to their infractions? Why is Paul treated so unfairly?

How is school life presented? Is it a flattering or an unflattering portrait?

Does Paul show any skill as a schoolmaster?

What does Grimes mean when he says he is "singularly in harmony with the primitive promptings of humanity"?

Discuss the racism in Decline and Fall.

Discuss the interaction between Dr. Fagan and his son-in-law Captain Grimes.

Why is the headmaster so hostile toward him?

How do Mr. Prendergast's 'doubts' relate to his overall character?

Discuss Margot's character. Is she admirable? Why is she so sought after by the other characters?

Why does Paul so enjoy his four weeks of solitary confinement in Blackstone Gaol?

What is the effect of Prendergast's death? Is it sorrowful? Comic? Or insignificant?

Why does Margot suddenly...

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