Swann's Way Topics for Discussion

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Why does the Narrator exclude his name from the novel? How does this affect the story?

Describe the relationship between Odette and Swann. Were they really in love?

What sort of family life did the Narrator have?

Do you think the Narrator and Gilberte ever meet again? Explain the possible circumstances of their meeting or explain why you do not think they meet again.

Why does the Narrator's family care so much for Swann?

What kind of person was the Great Aunt, and how did she affect the Narrator's life?

What is the importance of the Narrator's problems with sleeping and waking? How did this affect his life?

What was the impact of the landscape and history of the town of Combray on its townspeople? On the Narrator?

Describe how Swann and the Narrator are similar in their choice of women and their devotion...

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