What role do political and social themes, such as poverty, discrimination, and racism, play in Marie-Claire Blais’s work?
How does Blais use repeated images in her work to reinforce continuity?
How does Blais depict animals in her novels and what do they represent?
How does Blais address the problem of God in a suffering world?
Compare and contrast the lives of Samuel and Carlos in These Festive Nights.
Discuss the mother-child relationship in Blais’s novels.
Blais uses vernacular in her dialogue, unique punctuation, and Surrealist images in her works. What is their affect on the reader’s experience of reading?