What events and factors contribute to Paul's decision to repudiate his father's authority at the horse fair?
Should Paul's father have raised Paul differently? If so, how differently?
Why did Taylor entitle the novel The Land? Write one or two other possible titles and explain why they are appropriate.
What events and factors led to Robert's betrayal of Paul? Do you sympathize with Robert or blame him? Do you think, overall, that he is a good brother or a bad brother? Why?
Why is owning land so important to Paul?
Why does Taylor start and end the book where she does?