The Winter of Our Discontent Topics for Discussion

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What roles do women play in Ethan's life? Compare how he views his Aunt Deborah, Mary, and Margie.

How does Ethan's experience in the military prepare him for the events covered in the story?

Why does the author title the book "The Winter of Our Discontent" when the setting is Spring and Summer?

What is the significance of the talisman to Ethan? To Ellen?

How are good people rewarded and bad people punished throughout the novel?

What role does the Hawley family home play in the plot? What does it represent to Ethan?

Who do you consider to be the pivotal characters in the novel besides Ethan? Why?

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