The Light Between Oceans: A Novel Topics for Discussion

M.L. Stedman
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How does the setting reflect the themes present in "The Light Between Oceans"? Consider the microcosmic setting of life on Janus Rock as well as the macrocosmic setting of Australia in the wake of World War One. Be sure to use examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

In your opinion, what is the "light" referenced to in the novel and what are the "oceans"? How can the novel's title be explored both literally and figuratively? In your opinion, which exploration of the title is more powerful? Why? Be sure to use examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

When Isabel asks Tom about his family, he says, "I'll tell you if you really want. It's just I'd rather not. Sometimes it's good to leave the past in the past" (Pages 44-45). Is possible to truly leave your past behind...

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