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Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Discuss Tevye's trips back and forth to Boiberik. Is it like traveling between two worlds where one is rich and exclusive while the other issimple and in the country? What unites these two worlds?

Discuss Tevye's obsession with marrying off his daughters. Is this his social obligation or is there an economic dimension to it?

What defines a successful marriage for Tevye? Discuss the marriages of Tevye's daughters. Which daughter is most successful and which is least successful?

Discuss Tevye's relationship with Golde his wife. Is it a warm relationship? Is it a loving relationship or one due to social obligation?

Discuss the persecution of Jews and their attempts to counter it. In the story titled "Baranovich Station," how do the characters avoid a disgrace to the Jewish community? What is the result?

Discuss the confrontation between rich Jews and poor Jews. Is this a divide as...

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