The Language of Flowers: A Novel Topics for Discussion

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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Victoria has a complicated character, damaged in various ways. How do other characters find unity and beauty in her otherwise fragmented and hurt personality? Give two examples.

What is "the language of flowers"? How does Victoria use flower imagery to express her emotions?

Victoria has a complicated relationship with her foster mother and her daughter. What are her fears about these relationships? How does she damage them? And how does she restore them?

Explain why Victoria does not tell Grant about her daughter, and why she ultimately abandons her daughter to Grant. What makes Victoria return?

Victoria receives forgiveness from Grant and Elizabeth. In your opinion, does she deserve it? Why or why not?

Explain the significance of dividing the chapters between Victoria's adult and childhood perspectives. Explain the significance of their unification in part four.

How did Victoria develop abandonment issues? How does...

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