The Book of Disquiet Topics for Discussion

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What do you think Soares means in Section 6 when he writes that he does not want to be oppressed by the knowledge that he exists? Why do you think he finds this knowledge oppressing?

After reading Soares's book in its entirety, what is your overall impression of Soares? Do you like him? Why or why not? Include specific examples in your answer.

In Section 163, Soares writes that men of action feel that they must actively participate in an activity in order to appreciate it because they have no imagination. Soares writes that he can experience all of the excitement of a tiger hunt just by reading about it. Do you agree with Soares's reasoning? Why or why not?

Consider Soares's quote that government is based on restraint and deception. This quote is found in Section 161. Do you agree with his belief? Give examples from...

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