The Golden Fool Topics for Discussion

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What do you think of Tom as a father? Does he fulfill the father role correctly? How does his fathering differ from his blood-related daughter, Nettle, to his "adopted" sons Hap, Dutiful and Thick?

What does sexuality represent in Golden Fool? Is sexuality a good or bad thing? Is it something to be feared or something to be desired? Whose sexuality is the most confusing and why?

How can Tom and Hap break the cycle of repeating past mistakes? Are there lessons learned in repeating the same mistakes? Who makes more mistakes, Tom or Hap? How do these mistakes bring them closer?

Who has more feminine power? The Queen or the Narcheska? How are their feminine powers different? How are they alike? Do you foresee a working relationship between the two women as daughter-in-law and mother-in-law?

What does the dragon quest represent for the Prince? What will...

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