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Topics for Discussion

How has Minke matured throughout the course of the novel? Give examples of his behavior at the beginning of the book and at the end to support your answer.

What does it mean to be "educated," according to the novel?

Compare and contrast two of the three mother figures in the book: Nyai Ontosoroh, Nyai's mother, and Minke's mother.

War plays a part in some of the minor character's lives. What do you think the author is trying to say about war?

The introduction to the book reveals that the author is Javanese. How do you think the author's background may have influenced the novel?

Minke begins the novel with faith in scientific reason and progress. Name two examples of when he is let down by this faith.

Discuss the differing roles China and Japan play in the novel. Why do you think these countries are characterized...

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