Eleven Minutes Topics for Discussion

Paulo Coelho
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Discuss the topic of women's roles in the twenty-first century. Why was Maria's life so limited and her choices seemingly self-destructive?

Maria and Ralf fall in love almost instantly in the novel. Do you believe this is possible, and if so, does this type of love have the chance of surviving long term?

The novel explores the areas of pleasure and pain in context of sadomasochistic behavior. Why was Maria so drawn to this type of erotic ritual?

Discuss Maria's emotional progress as she grows into a woman of the world. How do her views on life and love change as she grows older?

What is your opinion of prostitution as a career? What are the benefits and disadvantages of engaging in this type of job?

Discuss the role of self worth in women's choices and what made Maria make the fateful choices that she did.

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