The Golden Notebook Topics for Discussion

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Consider the irony of the title of the frame story Free Women. In what ways are Anna and Molly free? In what ways are they confined by their freedom?

Explore Tommy's suicide attempt. Was this attempt the result of too much freedom? Why or why not? After surviving his attempt, why did Tommy decide to turn into a person like his father, a type of person he didn't want to be?

Discuss Tommy's relationship with Marion. What attracts them to each other? Why are they good for one another?

Consider the injustice against women that Anna speaks of in the Sept. 17, 1954 entry in her blue notebook. Do you agree that her anger is impersonal? What are the causes of this anger?

Discuss the role of sex as it is portrayed in the novel. Describe how each woman's personality is affected by her opinion of...

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