Discuss the use of symbolism in the novel.

Discuss the role of women in the novel by analyzing the characters of Leora, Madeleine, Orchid, and Joyce. What are their strengths? Weaknesses? What is their purpose in the novel, and how do they relate to Arrowsmith and his life?

Of what is Arrowsmith a satire?

Is this novel a morality tale? If so who are the "moral" characters in the novel, if any?

What purpose does Terry Wickett serve in the novel?