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A significant factor in the story of Marjorie Morgenstern is the suggestion that coincidence and timing are the basis for all that occurs. Discuss this concept with specific examples from the work.

Noel Airman is a complicated character. In your opinion, is he simply a victim of arrested development or are there serious mental illness issues involved? Support your opinion with examples.

Marsha is a comical figure and yet, as well, a tragic one. Discuss both aspects of her personality and life.

Mike Eden has a definite "dark" side. Discuss how author Wouk develops this side of his personality and, at the same time, portrays him as an altruistic individual with a higher purpose.

Wouk seems to stereotype Jewish mothers in the character of Rose Morgenstern. Even though the novel is set between the 1930s-1950s, is this stereotype still in existence today? If...

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