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Sophie's Choice Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

To what degree do you believe Sophie shares her father's anti-Semitism prior to the war? What about after the war?

Give two examples of how the author uses foreshadowing in the story.

Is Stingo a reliable or unreliable narrator? Give examples to support your position.

What are some of the cues that Stingo observes, which warn him when Nathan is losing control?

In the novel, sex is a life-affirming act, often used by the characters to ward off their thoughts of death. Find and discuss three examples of this motif in the story.

The day Nathan met Sophie in the library, do you believe he actually saved her life, or did he act more like a predator, using Sophie's weakened condition to get her into his clutches?

Do you believe Sophie's lies about her past were understandable? Why or why not? Do you believe by the end...

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