What are your thoughts on "luck" or "fate," as this novel portrays it? How much responsibility do you think we have over what happens to us? Which character's attitude about luck vs. diligence do you relate to most in this novel?
The whole purpose of this assignment - whether you're reacting to an idea, sharing your own story, or analyzing the reading - is to discuss the ultimate issues of life. With that in mind, make sure that in your response you: