Magic for Marigold Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the ways in which events and circumstances in Marigold's life might be seen as a reflection and/or manifestation of the book's title. In other words, what are the ways in which "magic" manifests in Marigold's life?

Look through the narrative for situations in which characters have both nicknames and given names. Then look at these characters for ways in which they have both "presented" identities and "real" identities. Discuss the connection between the two aspects of these characters, and what ways in which they can be seen as reflecting the narrative's thematic interest in questions of finding the self and individual identity.

Discuss the various, and specific, ways in which the various female characters, both adult and child, manifest the novel's thematic interest in portraying both positive and negative aspects of female power and influence.

Do you agree or disagree with Aunt Marigold's assertion in...

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