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The Hustler Film Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 21 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Hustler.
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Essay Questions

What is Eddie's profession? Why does this profession suit him?

Who is Charlie? What role does he play in Eddie's life and in the structure of the film?

Why does Eddie lose to Minnesota Fats?

How does Eddie meet Sarah? How is the manner of their meeting significant?

Describe the relationship between Eddie and Sarah.

Why do some men break Eddie's thumb?

How does Bert convince Eddie to work with him?

Where do Bert and Eddie go to make some money, and why is their chosen destination?

What happens to Sarah while on the trip?

How does Eddie finish his business with Bert and Fats? Why will he never play pool again?

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