Wild Strawberries, Discussion Questions for pages 21-55


Please prepare the following questions:


1.      Dr. Borg’s first dream:  Pick a few elements of the dream (e.g., the handless clock, the coffin, the empty street) and decide, based on your reading thus far, what the dream elements convey to us about the inner and outer life of Dr. Borg?

2.      Events remembered at the summer villa (the incident in the strawberry patch and the dinner): what broader significance do they have for Borg’s life?

3.      Passengers on the road trip:

a.      Marianne: How does Marianne feel about Borg and why?  What does she want from him?

b.      Sara and friends: Why do you think Bergman introduced this group of travelers into the story?