Cutting for Stone Questions and Answers

Cutting for Stone

One of the many metaphors in Cutting for Stone is related in the story of the Baghdad merchant, Abu Kassem. Despite his wealth, the old man held onto his battered old slippers, until one day even...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2020 8:33 pm UTC

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Cutting for Stone

The main character of Cutting for Stone, Marion Stone, is a doctor. From his earliest memory, medicine has been both his vocation and the grounding force to his life. However, medicine is not just...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2020 3:58 am UTC

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Cutting for Stone

Page numbers differ between editions, but it is within chapter 2, "The Missing Finger," that the surgeon Dr. Thomas Stone reminisces about a question posed by an instructor he had in medical...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2018 2:26 am UTC

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Cutting for Stone

Sister is not raped. She is impregnated by Dr. Thomas Stone. The event is, certainly, mysterious for a time. Eventually the story is revealed that in a fit of drunken delirium, Dr. Stone and Sister...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2013 1:20 pm UTC

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Cutting for Stone

Matron is not a qualified nurse. She is a nun, in charge of the other nuns of a church that runs the missionary hospital popularly known as "Missing." The name is a mispronunciation of "Mission,"...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2020 6:27 pm UTC

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Cutting for Stone

Chapter two of Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, is titled "The Missing Finger," and we learn how Dr. Thomas Stone, a surgeon, lost one of his fingers. As a surgeon, Stone was famous for...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2013 4:31 am UTC

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Cutting for Stone

One way to think about Cutting for Stone is to think about dualities, such as the duality Marion shares with his twin brother Shiva, and the duality of existing as both American and Ethiopian. It...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2017 10:36 pm UTC

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Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone is multi-cultural. The twin sons of nuns, Marion and Shiva, are raised in the Mission Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa. Later, Marion immigrates to the United States and tries to...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2021 1:38 pm UTC

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Cutting for Stone

The twins, Marion and Shiva, are often discussed as being two parts of one whole. Dualism, in their case, will relate to the notion that Marion and Shiva are two parts of a single whole. Monism...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2012 7:46 pm UTC

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Cutting for Stone

When I go to the Cutting for Stone page, the entire summary is there including critical responses and character summaries. Have you tried again? Right now the summary and other materials all seem...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2012 1:39 am UTC

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Cutting for Stone

Ghosh is dying from cancer. He has hidden his illness from others, but eventually he is discovered. "Marion learns that Ghosh has been hiding that he has cancer. After much treatment and several...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2015 2:57 pm UTC

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