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Discuss Scott's "documentary" structure to his novel. Is it an effective technique?

What motivates Ronald Merrick? Is he blameworthy?

Discuss how Scott depicts interracial relations in the novel.

What important questions are left unresolved at the end of Scott's novel? Why does he leave them unresolved?

How do the European characters in Scott's novel characterize their own role in India? Are they justified in their beliefs?

How is the population of Mayapore segregated? What keeps it that way?

Does Scott seem to have a clear opinion of British colonial rule in India? Does he defend it?

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