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Discuss pride. Is it Arnaud's pride that causes all his problems? Is his greed a desire for money or also for power? Are his actions determined by a need to always go one step further? Why is Arnaud always pushing for greater power and deceits, why is he not satisfied?

Discuss identity. In the 1500s most peasants could not read or write. How did they prove their identity? If they moved a few miles from their area, were they free to adopt a new identity? Is identity based on a language culture, family traditions or something more? If one does not see a family member for 10 years, how can he or she recognize him or her? How do these questions relate to modern-day identity theft? General theft?

Explain the importance of the religious conflict and disputes between the time's Catholics and Protestants. Is there a direct effect...

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