It's fine to talk about what you think of the piece, but we'd like to focus on what the piece makes you think about. Some questions to start:
What stories do we tell ourselves to stay true to our values? How do we react when those stories are challenged?
Not everyone has had fantasies involving laudanum and the civil war, but most of us have had fantasies of drama and nobility. Any gems you'd care to share?
What does Wyler want? What is he afraid of or uncomfortable with?