Discussion questions – Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer: Describe the circumstances of Jean-Baptiste’s birth
- Describe the circumstances of Jean-Baptiste’s birth. How would this affect him throughout his life?
- Why does Grenouille spend seven years in a cave on the Massif Centrale?
- How does the French culture of Grenouille’s time treat unwanted children and young apprentices? How does this affect how Grenouille grows up and how he views himself?
- Did you like the combination of magic and history or not so much?
- How did Suskind do with the idea of framing a book through odors? Were you able to envision the smells he was describing?