The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Topics for Discussion

Jean-Dominique Bauby
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How does Jean's life as a magazine editor enable him to create a new life full of adventure and vitality?

Jean does not mention his own religious beliefs, but says that he is thankful for all the prayers offered on his behalf in every religion. Do you feel that Jean uses spirituality to deal with his condition? If so, how?

Why do you suppose Jean leaves the description of the day he suffered his stroke until the end of the book? What effect does the suspension of this information have on the reader's impression of Jean?

Jean does not say that he is divorced from Sylvie, but he has taken up residence with Florence. If Jean was not divorced from his wife at the time of his stroke, how do you think his affair affects his mindset as he contemplates his new life?

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