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How do racial tensions affect Karim's choices in the novel? Does Karim's mixed-race background affect his position in the groups he associates with?

Most of the characters in the novel are in search of an identity. Which of them successfully finds their place in the world, and why are they able to do so when others aren't?

Class struggle plays a defining role in the world of the book. How do class differences affect the interactions of the characters and what role does class play in the success or failures of their relationships?

What role does sexual experimentation play in Karim's development and the success and failure of his relationships?

Changez and Karim form a friendship that proves important to both of them despite Karim's frequent mistreatment of Changez. Why does Changez continue to come back to Karim and why is the friendship important...

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