The Piano Tuner Topics for Discussion

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What does this novel have to say about the power of music? What does music mean to different people? How does music help to bridge gaps or solve problems in this story? What do the characters in this story think about music?

Discuss the theme of war and imperialism in this story. What is imperialism and how is it a bad thing? What problems do the British create in Burma? Why have they not achieved peace yet?

What is the symbolism behind Edgar repairing the piano with bamboo from the fort walls? What message could be drawn from this?

Who are the Lotus Eaters and why are they significant to Edgar and Carroll's experiences in Burma? Who is Gautama and why is his story significant? What do these two different stories have to say about sacrifice, home and family?

Discuss the theme of dreams...

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