Pascali's Island Topics for Discussion

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Often, throughout the novel, Pascali compares himself to Bowles, stating that they are similar in character. Do you think this is true? What do these characters have in common? What are their primary differences?

Pascali states near the end of the novel that Lydia is the true victim in this situation, since she had nothing to gain through her actions except for the love of Bowles. Do you believe this was Lydia's only motive for her illegal activities? Why or why not?

Throughout the novel, Pascali seems to be both in awe of the Sultan and loyal to him, yet also bitter towards him for his indifference and lack of support for his informant. Do you believe such a contrast of emotion is possible? What does your conclusion imply about the duality of humankind?

Violence is a common theme throughout the novel. Using examples from the text...

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