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The Station Agent Film Summary & Analysis

Thomas McCarthy
This Study Guide consists of approximately 35 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Station Agent.
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Essay Questions

How does Fin's desire to be alone contrast with the idea that he lives in a train station depot?

Using examples from the film, explain how silence is its own form of dialogue.

Compare and contrast the friendships that both Joe and Cleo have with Fin.

How are Cleo and Fin alike?

Describe and discuss Olivia's various attempts to sever all ties to her past.

Although Joe often assumes the manner of someone who does nothing but play, give some examples of "the real Joe."

Discuss ways in which the town of Newfoundland, New Jersey, appears to be a relic of the past.

Fin is inseparable from his backpack. Beyond the obvious purpose of carrying things around, why does Fin always have it with him?

What purposes does the old train near the depot serve?

Explain why the beer that Chris sends over is the...

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