The Leopard Topics for Discussion

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Consider the character of the Prince as portrayed in Chapter 1 as compared to the portrayal in Chapter 6, the chapter in which he dies. In what ways is he different? In what ways has he changed? What events in his life have played roles in any transformation that's taken place? In what ways has he resisted, and/or remained immune from, the influence of outside events?

Discuss Tancredi's comments in Chapter 1, Part 2 - specifically, his contention that "If you want things to stay the same, things have to change." What does he mean when he says that? Consider, when making your analysis, the fact that the Prince comes to agree with him. What clues in the Prince's character and story, and in Tancredi's own, can be found to explain the meaning of this statement?

In what ways does the subplot involving Concetta and Tancredi relate to the main...

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