The Joke Topics for Discussion

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If Jahn had simply asked Lucie more about her background and experience with physical love in the past, how would things have changed for both of them?

What role does Kostka play in the novel? Why is his character crucial despite his limited interaction with the other characters and even with Jahn himself?

Why is Lucie caught picking flowers in a cemetary? Why does she pick them?

Explain why Jahn is thrown out of the Socialist Party and why his proclivity towards independent thinking has contributed to his dismissal.

Explain why Jahn's mother is buried somewhere that he despises and why these family ties are so upsetting to Jahn.

Explain how old Moravian folk tunes play a role in the lives of Jaroslav and Jahn.

Why does Jahn chose to return to Morava to meet with Helena versus a larger city like Prague?

After not seeing Lucie...

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