The Broken Bridge Topics for Discussion

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Trace the abundant use of contrasts and similarities in the novel. What do they all mean?

Is there any validity to Rhiannon's notion that kind and sexy cannot exist in one and the same people, places or things? What does Ginny conclude?

Ginny thinks about the broken bridge story in the last chapter of the novel. In reference to her thoughts, what does the following quote mean, "She was the baby, the warm fur-lined jacket was her mother, and Joe Chicago ... Joe Chicago wasn't death; he was art." (p. 211)

What does the painting, The Death of Colonel Paul, symbolize?

What does Ginny mean when she says she can see in the dark?

In your opinion, do you think Ginny's father is justified in how he chooses to protect his child? What should he have done differently, if anything?

Compare and contrast Ginny at the...

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