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What Dreams May Come: A Novel Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Describe a situation where you have felt a feeling of a presence. Who do you believe it was? Why do you believe they were there? If you have never felt such a thing, describe one someone you know has experienced. How does this effect your belief in an afterlife?

How is Ann's refusal to believe in Chris's afterlife existence affecting her and her family? Explain how she is affecting the belief of her children.

How does Summerland compare with the typical concept of heaven? Explain.

Discuss why souls that have evolved, such as Albert and Leona, are still in Summerland.

Is Ann's suicide a predictable plot point? Why or why not?

Is suicide as wrong for someone not in his or her right mind? Explain.

Discuss free will and Ann's suicide. Use your arguments from Albert's position and from Chris's position.

If, as Matheson states, people judge...

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