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Discussion Questions for Galileo:


What issues does this play raise about the role of science is our lives? What questions about the role of the scientist?

The Philosopher says in scene four: "Why should we go out of our way to look for things that can only strike a discord in the effable harmony?" Your response?

Andrea says: "Unhappy is the land that breeds no hero." And Galileo replies: "Unhappy is the land that needs a hero"(115).
What do they mean?

Please contribute two quotes from the play that you think are worthwhile.