In the Company of the Courtesan Topics for Discussion

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Religion plays a vital role in "In the Company of the Courtesan." What is Bucino's presentation of the institution? What other religions do we see and how are they compared to one another?

Several characters are subject to discrimination of various kinds in the book. Discuss these forms of discrimination and the coping mechanisms the characters use to evade or better deal with their aggressors.

The novel is narrated by Bucino, in the first person. Is he a reliable narrator? Why or why not?

The move between Rome and Venice plays a vital role in the story. Compare and contrast the courtesan and Bucino's lives in the two cities. In your view, which one is better? Justify your answer using examples from the book.

In both Rome and Venice, Fiammetta ends up with a powerful patron. Do these patrons end up protecting her? Discuss...

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