What is Carnelle's overall goal in joining the beauty pageant? What does she hope to gain from it?
How does Beth Henley use Southern dialect and culture in the play? What effect does it have on the reader/audience?
What kind of reputation does each character have in the play? How do they seek to change this? Are they successful?
In what way does each of the main characters seek redemption? How do they achieve redemption, if they do?
How does Carnelle experience a reversal of fortune? How does it change her outlook, or does it?
Which characters are seeking their self-identity? How do they seek to find it?
Describe each character's quest for love in the play.
How is Popeye an example of an ironic character? What is the purpose of this irony?
What causes Carnelle to suffer embarrassment? What effect does it have on her?
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