Compare and contrast the characters Midge and Nat. How are they similar? What differences do they have? How do their social, political, economic, and fantasy worlds relate?
Who can be seen as an allegorical symbol representing gang violence in New York in the 1980s? How?
How does the time and place of I'm Not Rappaport affect the story? Would it be different if it were set elsewhere? Why?
What historical, scientific, political, and social changes created the world in which Midge and Nat live? How has longevity changed over time?
What is Clara's role in the plot of I'm Not Rappaport? How does she propel the action? Describe this character.
How does Nat feel about his daughter's ideals? What has changed in their relationship? How does Clara feel about her father?
Describe the character of the Cowboy. What might he represent allegorically? How does he play into the...
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