Non-Western Literature

Discussion Questions for Belli, week 1


These questions should be reviewed before reading the material, as well as after. Be prepared to answer these questions in class.
  1. Lavinia is NOT a normal Latin woman. Explain in what ways she's different, especially compared to the women in our other novels, and what that difference means, if anything.

  2. Belli could have chosen any profession for Lavinia. Why is the profession of an architect significant?

  3. What exactly is happening with the orange tree and why does it have thoughts and emotions?

  4. Why does Lavinia goes back to Flor's house? What is she looking for?

  5. What is the influence of Aunt Ines on Lavinia's life?