42 pages 1 hour read

William Styron

Sophie's Choice

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1979

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Essay Topics

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Stingo takes a very specific view of the nature of the Holocaust. How does he define it? Who are its perpetrators? Who are its victims?

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Sophie is deeply affected by classical music. Where does music feature in the story? Why?

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Stingo notes that Nathan and Sophie’s relationship is doomed. It might also be viewed as inevitable. Explain why this is so.

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