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Maria von Trapp
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What do you think of Maria's allusions to the Will of God?

Using just the memoir to form your opinion, not the movie, do you believe Maria was in love with the Captain before he proposed? Do you think she was infatuated or indifferent? Give examples you feel support your position.

Captain Baron von Trapp was once a decorated World War I hero who commanded a submarine. After marrying Maria, was his role as head of the family in title only?

The von Trapp family escapes the Nazis under the guise of going mountain climbing. Why do you think they were granted government permission to go anywhere during such a volatile time? Do you think the average Austrian would have been granted permission?

To what do you ascribe the Drinkers' unbounded generosity to the Trapp family?

What do you think of their manager's honesty...

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