The Sparrow Topics for Discussion

Mary Doria Russell
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Identify Emilio Sandoz' journey with God. Where were the peaks and falls in relation to the events in his life?

Compare and contrast Earth and Rakhat. Are there any true parallels? How does the author identify the distinctions and differences?

Explore the 'animal' themes in the Runa, Jana'ata and Human cultures. Who is made out to have the animal nature as opposed to the 'civilized' tendencies of each group.

Is the Bible presented with a cynical view or is the reader meant to explore the biblical references genuinely? How do the biblical references contribute to the plot? Which characters identify with these references the most?

How and why does the author continually transition between past and present? At what points do the past and present become blurred? What is the significance of this technique?

Time is outlined in every chapter. How does the time...

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