1. Why is it significant that both Jutta and Marie-Laure go on to have children by the end of the novel?

2. Why is the ultimate fate of the Sea of Flames diamond never made entirely clear?

3. Is technology presented as a force for good or evil in the novel?

4. How do the acts of resistance empower the French townspeople who engage in them?

5. In what ways does Marie-Laure’s blindness protect her, and in what ways does it make her more vulnerable?