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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel Topics for Discussion

David Mitchell (author)
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What is the importance of the following quote: "This is the longest bridge you ever cross, because this bridge go between two worlds." (Part 1, Chapter 7, p. 87) Why is this quote so important, and how does it reflect the various themes of the novel?

Discuss the theme of clash of cultures in David Mitchell's novel, "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet". What is the clash of cultures? Where does clash of cultures appear in the novel? What are some of the cultural clashes that occur in the novel? What are the effects of these clashes?

Discuss the theme of love in David Mitchell's novel, "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet". How does love appear in the novel, and which characters does love affect? In what ways does love affect these characters, and what kinds of love do they share? Why is love important to the overall...

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