The Garden of Forking Paths Discussion Questions

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Stephen Albert cites Newton and Schopenhauer as he explains Ts'ui Pen's concept of time. Who are Newton and Schopenhauer? What do they have to say about the idea of time?

Chaos theory is a concept that has gained popularity in the scientific community. What is chaos theory? What is bifurcation theory? How do these ideas relate to "The Garden of Forking Paths" ?

Literary allusions are references within a story to other historical or literary figures, events, or objects. Try to identify at least five allusions in "The Garden of Forking Paths". Look up the allusions in a dictionary and/or encyclopedia. How does your understanding of the story change with your understanding of these allusions?

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