The Wings of the Dove Topics for Discussion

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Do you know of someone who typifies the character traits of Maud Lowder? In what way does her character demonstrate the somewhat universal character traits of control and need to preserve the status quo? What types of things or conditions do they attempt to control?

Kate is a complex character, perhaps the most complex in this work. As you think about her behaviors from beginning to end, what, in your opinion makes her complex? Support your thoughts with specific examples from the book.

The "dove" in the title represent Milly Theale. In what ways is this symbolism correct? Support your answer with examples from the work.

Manipulation is a major theme of this work. Can you think of times in your life when you have been manipulated or have manipulated others? Describe at least three of these experiences.

Normal people are both selfish and...

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