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Invitation to a Beheading Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Compare Cincinnatus's character with M'sieur Pierre's character. Both are self-absorbed. How does their self-absorption differ?

In the end of the novel, Cincinnatus walks away from the chopping block. Is this really Cincinnatus's realization of his power over the material world, or is Cincinnatus's escape actually him passing over into death?

Does Cincinnatus actually control the material world around him, or are the surreal events of the novel merely part of Cincinnatus's internal experience of the world?

Why do the people in Cincinnatus's society admire M'sieur Pierre?

Why does Cincinnatus's letter make Marthe so angry?

Define Cincinnatus's crime of "gnostic turpitude."

What role does Cincinnatus take in his own imprisonment and oppression?

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