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French Stories Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

In "Micromegas," explain the effect and intent of Voltaire's use of precise, mathematical descriptions.

In "The Mass of the Atheist," what point is de Balzac trying to making about religion?

In "The Rope"—one of the stories which comprises Baudelaire's "The Spleen of Paris"—why is the story told indirectly by a painter? Why did Baudelaire not just make the painter the narrator?

In "Minuet," why is the narrator so disturbed by the memory of the elderly couple dancing?

In "The Death of Judas," explain the significance of the shape of Judas' tree.

In "The Return of the Prodigal Son," why does Gide choose a Gospel parable as the basis for his story?

In "The Guest," why is the Arab so indecisive when Daru gives him the choice of turning himself in or escaping? Why does he choose to turn himself in?

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