Smitten Topics for Discussion

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Consider the novel's attitude towards sexuality, as first discussed in relation to Chapters 5 and 6. Is it realistic and/or appropriate to portray pre-marital sexual relations in a novel of this genre? Why or why not?

Discuss the importance of sexuality in relationships in general. How important a factor is it in intimate relationships? Is there too much emphasis placed on it in contemporary culture (literary, film, etc)? Why or why not?

What are the symbolic and/or metaphoric resonances of Matt and Lizabeth's journey across the mud in Chapter 5? What is evoked in terms of their respective characters and their relationship by the narration of this incident?

In what ways does the condition of Lizabeth's house echo her spiritual/emotional condition? In what ways do the transformations to the house reflect transformations in Lizabeth's life?

Are you a romantic? Why or why not? What...

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