Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings Topics for Discussion

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After reading these novels, do you feel that their contents provide justification for imprisoning the Marquis de Sade?

Provide a definition of libertinism within the context of the Marquis' work.

Is the Marquis de Sade's description of libertinism accurate? In other words, when he wrote about libertines, did he even really know what they are and what they stand for, or his fiction a wild exaggeration of their actual behavior and written from an erroneous definition.

Which of these three novels is the best? Defend your answer.

Is the Marquis' discussion of ethics of any relevance to the world today? Please explain this.

Do you think it does any service to humanity, that the Marquis has given accounts of abuse, albeit it fictional, which may draw attention for the need for reforms which may reduce such problems? Why or why not?

Do you think...

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