The Marquise of O, and Other Stories Topics for Discussion

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Do you believe the Count is really the father of the Marquise's baby? Why or why not?

Consider the Count's "death." Why is this fake "death" important to the story?

Explore the rape of the Marquise. Do you think it is possible she could have had no knowledge of her attack? Why or why not?

Discuss the mother's role in reconciling her family in the story The Marquise of O-. Why is the reconciliation important?

Explore the repercussions of Don Fernando's decision in The Earthquake in Chile. After having been made aware of the couple's death sentences do you think he should have insisted they not attend the church service? Why or why not?

Consider the reasons behind the murders of Josefa and Jer├│nimo. Although it appears God saved them through the earthquake, they are later killed anyway. What does this say about...

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