Madeleine is Sleeping Topics for Discussion

Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
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Discuss the symbolism used by the author in comparing Madeleine to the nocturnal moon.

The novel ends with something new about to begin. What do you believe happens to Madeleine after the show?

Describe the significance of Claude's confusion in the orchard, when he couldn't be sure if he saw one girl, or three.

Why do you suppose the author chose to take away the use of Madeleine's hands again at the end of the book?

Do you believe Mother shows any character growth by the end of the novel? Why or why not?

Discuss the similarities between Beatrice's character and Madeleine's.

The character of Madeleine's father is notably absent throughout most of the novel. What is the significance of his absence in the story?

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