The Lost Horizon Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the philosophy of "everything in moderation, even virtue." Can a person be moderately honest?

Compare and contrast Conway's reaction to Shangri-La to Mallinson's. Which man is more open to learning and new experiences?

Three out of four of the passengers do not wish to return to England. Discuss the reasons they wish to stay in Shangri-La. Who wants to leave and why?

How does the terrain of the land contribute to the isolation of Shangri-La? What else about the place makes it so remote and mysterious?

Why did Conway decide to leave Shangri-La? Do you think he decided to come back there on his own? Discuss why or why not.

Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels records ideas about government that are similar to those in The Lost Horizon. Both authors believe that if the people of a region are sufficiently courteous and kind...

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