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Given Elliott's switch to Catholicism and Larry's lack of answers to his questions in Christianity, is Maugham criticizing Western religions? Give examples from the novel that cast Christianity in a negative light. Conversely, what is the novel's view on Hinduism? Give examples.

Several times during the novel, Maugham makes references to Jesus Christ when talking about Larry and his treatment of others. Explain this connection and how it relates to Larry's healing powers.

Going against common sense, Isabel believes that Larry is a virgin. Why? What is it about Larry that leads her to believe this?

Isabel tells Maugham that Larry truly loved her. She says that she loved him, too. Given how their lives ended up, was their love real? Could a marriage have worked? What would have been the consequences if Isabel joined Larry on his adventures, or if Larry went back to Chicago?

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