Essay Topic 1
At the beginning of the novel, the narrator loses his electric razor and his rifle to a woman he claims to care nothing about. How is this symbolic?
Essay Topic 2
Numerous times throughout the story, the narrator has to remind different characters of his age. How does this necessity contribute to the main character's difficulties? Why does he sometimes have to remind himself that he is thirty-two-years-old?
Essay Topic 3
How does Teresa's memory and attitudes towards his father affect the narrator? Is her influence on him positive or negative? Why?
Essay Topic 4
Why does the narrator initially go after his girlfriend? How does he seem to feel about her? Does this change later in the novel, and if so, why?
Essay Topic 5
What is significant about the establishments the narrator chooses to enter when he is in town? How do his choices later contribute to his...
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