The Garden of Eden Topics for Discussion

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What does the title, "Garden of Eden," mean?

What are some of the things that make David initially uneasy about his relationship with Catherine?

David's name is introduced on page 7, but he doesn't call Catherine by her name until he begins to write on page 37. Why?

David and Catherine are on an extended European honeymoon throughout this story. Do you think their love affair would have had a different ending if they had a home, friends, a social life, responsibilities and a "normal" schedule? Why or why not?

What role does alcohol play in the drama between Catherine and David?

At the beginning of the marriage, does the money that supports Catherine and David come from her inheritance or earnings from his novel? How does this affect their relationship?

Why does Catherine allow David to begin an affair with Marita?

Why doesn't David want to make love...

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