Arcadia Act 2 Scene 7.docx - Discussion Questions \u2013 Arcadia Act 2 Scene 7 Act 2 scene 7 1 What has Chloe thought of that no one has thought of before

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Discussion Questions – Arcadia Act 2 Scene 7 Act 2, scene 7 1) What has Chloe thought of that no one has thought of before? How is Chloe's insight different from or similar to Thomasina's original thought? Chloe thinks of the idea that people are deterministic, and things don’t go the way they are fated because they get attracted to other people they wouldn’t usually meet, which is seen when she says “The universe is deterministic all right, just like Newton said, I mean it’s trying to be, but the only thing going wrong is people fancying people who aren’t supposed to be in that part of the plan” (Stoppard 73). Chloe’s insight is similar to Thomasina’s original thought in that she also believes that sex causes disaster since things go wrong when it happens, which can be shown when Thomasina is ranting about Cleopatra. 2) What point does Hannah make about Bernard's discovery that reminds Valentine of the world of science? Why is posterity the ultimate fear for scholars?

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