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War in Val D'Orcia, 1943-1944 Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Iris Origo
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Topics for Discussion

Do you think the relationship between the Marchesa and the tenant farmers would have been such a partnership if the bonds of that relationship had been forged and tested in other circumstances? Is it the war that made them all, at least in the Marchesa's mind, of equal human value? Or do you think that the Marchesa is simply, under any circumstances, a compassionate and broad-minded human being?

The narrative paints a vivid picture of the complex and apparently contradictory nature of humanity, of its dark side such as the actions of the Nazis and Fascists co-existing along side its brighter side such as the actions of the Marchesa and others who offer support, shelter, and safety. Discuss your experiences of these two sides of humanity. What have these experiences taught led you to believe about how you want to live your life?

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