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To what extent to the Moresbys embrace the Africa they tour? What moments do they cherish, and what elements do they criticize? How often do they contradict Tunner in his consistent pessimism toward Algerian culture?

Discuss the Moresbys' marriage at the beginning of the novel. What estranges them beyond Port's infidelity? How do their viewpoints regarding life and travel reflect unresolved differences between Kit and Port?

Discuss Tunner's motivation throughout the story. Near the beginning he holds little hope of seducing Kit, and near the end he denies being in love with her? It this true? Why did he come on the trip, and why does he stay after Port dies?

Discuss spiritual fulfillment through nature. Port finds solace in the vast sky of the desert. What other examples of nature as a spiritual force can you think of in this and in other...

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