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Discuss ways in which Marnham's actions in the opening chapters dramatize the novel's thematic exploration of the relationship between conqueror and conquered.

Discuss how Glass's comment in Chapter Four about people being stimulated by keeping secrets applies throughout the narrative. Consider both the romantic and espionage plots in your comments.

Whose version of Maria's relationship with Glass do you believe? Is it Marnham's, in which the relationship was ongoing after their first meeting or Maria's, where their meetings are coincidental and that nothing happens between them until after Marnham leaves? Support your answer with evidence from the text.

Discuss the different ways in which both Maria and Glass trigger transformation in Marnham directly and indirectly.

In what ways do Otto's attacks, his death, and what happens to his body embody and manifest the book's thematic consideration of the relationship between conqueror and conquered?

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