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Discussion: George Sand, Indiana.

Below are some questions to consider after reading our fifth book, Indiana. Please do share your thoughts in the comments below.

  1. In the opening pages of Indiana, the narrator remarks that if you could see the young girl, Indiana, ‘pale and sad’ sitting with her much older husband that you would pity her and ‘perhaps’ her husband ‘even more.’ What do you think about this? Do you pity her? Do you pity him?

 

  1. How does the character Indiana develop during the story? Did your feelings about her change?

 

  1. What do you feel that George Sand is saying about love and marriage in this book?

 

  1. How do Colonel Delmare and Sir Ralph compare as characters?

 

  1. How much agency does Indiana have, i.e. how far is the story driven by her decisions and actions?

 

  1. What did you like most (and least) about the book?

 

  1. Does this book make you want to read more by George Sand?

 

  1. If you could ask George Sand one question about the book what would it be?

 

  1. What surprised you most about this book?

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