The Song of the Lark Topics for Discussion

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Consider the idea of success as presented in the novel. How is it that some characters, such as Thea, have talent and use it to become successful while others, like Wunsch and Spanish Johnny, never reach success even though they have talent? Explain your answer.

Identify the sacrifices Thea made in order to pursue her career, in particular the way she "abandoned" her family and didn't return, even for the funerals of her mother and father. In your opinion are these sacrifices proof of her dedication to her talent, or was she just being selfish?

Consider the impact of Ray Kennedy and his death on Thea and her career. Describe at least two ways in which this tragedy helped to advance her career.

Explain the differences between natural ability and learned ability. In your opinion, why does it take so long for Thea to...

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