Veronika Decides to Die Topics for Discussion

Paulo Coelho
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Discuss possible metaphoric implications of the magazine article Veronika reads and responds to in the moments following her suicide attempt. In what ways does the article's content reflect and illuminate Veronika's state of mind? In what ways are her taking sleeping pills and her writing the letter to the editor similar in intent?

The book seems to be suggesting that to live a full, rich, committed, honest life, one must occasionally give in to the intensity of experience and run the risk of being perceived, at least to some degree, as insane. Do you agree or disagree with this perspective? Why or why not?

Discuss in detail an experience and/or situation in which you felt you were living according to your truest self but were considered by others to be insane. What effect, if any, did the negative attitudes around you have on your choices and...

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