Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. Sexual desire seems to be described here as an ulterior motive that weakens the power of love. Is this true?
2. Is there something about sexual desire that could make it a threat to continuity? Might it work in the other way, to strengthen a relationship? If so, how?
3. What do you make of the volatility of heterosexual desire (Amnon and Tamar) and the stability of the love Jonathan and David?
4. Is the author forcing a platonic picture onto David and Jonathan or might there be another element that makes their love endure despite a similar passion that Jonathan (like Amnon) has for David?