1 of 5
What do certain environments allow characters to ignore or erase, if only temporarily?

2 of 5
What does Ondaatje depict as being capable of transcending time and place?

3 of 5
In Ondaatje’s descriptions, what things serve as guides to the histories of individual characters?

4 of 5
What sort of place do characters frequently mention dying in?

5 of 5
What symbol of Western aggression figuratively tears through the isolated society of the characters at the Italian villa?