The Bridge on the Drina Topics for Discussion

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How is myth creation depicted in the novel? What is the psychological need behind it? Which myth of the bridge is your favorite—and why?

Beyond the certitude that each holds the one true faith, how are Christians and Muslims shown to be alike and different in this novel?

How are Jews portrayed in The Bridge on the Drina?

What is the social significance of the kapia? How does it change over time and how does it remain eternally the same? What modern equivalences (if any) are there?

What is the social impact of the Austrian occupation on Višegrad? How do Christians and Muslims differ in their reaction?

Which of the star-crossed lovers' tales affects you most and why?

Why does Alihodja's lonely death cap the novel? What do his final thoughts add to the tragedy of the bridge's destruction?

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