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Imagine you live in the nightmarish world described in this novel where people cook and eat each other in the street. Would you rather starve to death than stoop to such behavior or would you join in to survive? Defend your position.

When the government organizes the battles between male and female troops as a way to reduce population, its argument is that both sides are armed and hence it is not mass murder. How does this situation differ from that of sending soldiers to fight and die in a war whose causes and goals are often unclear to the troops?

Beatrice-Joanna is ambivalent about whether she wants to be with Tristram or with Derek, but the two brothers are quite different. What do you think she likes in each of them? What does this reveal about her?

Midway through the novel, Tristram emerges from jail a...

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