The Sandman: Season of Mists Topics for Discussion

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How does propriety dictate the actions of the characters in the story? Give examples of how the main characters, particularly Dream, act in ways they feel is proper or honorable. Where do they behave improperly or dishonorably?

Discuss the concept of fate or predestination. Are our actions dictated by who we are and where we are? Or are we free to choose? Is choice and illusion? Use elements of the story to back up your assertions.

What does the story have to say about atonement? How is sin punished and virtue rewarded, and what are the possible consequences the story elucidates? Discuss how the concept of the punishment of sin in the story differs from the modern Christian idea of Hell.

Conceptually, why would Desire and Despair be twins? Discuss the manifestations of desire in human beings and how they can often lead humans to despair.

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