The Duplicate Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Carefully re-read the novel and keep track of how Sleator manages to create suspense and keep the reader's attention.

2. Find another novel in which the main charcter fights a duplicate of him or herself, such as Mildred Ames's Is There Life on a Plastic Planet? (1975) What motifs or plot elements does this novel have in common with The Duplicate? Which novel has the most fully developed characters and why?

3. The novel ends with David worrying that the Spee-Dee-Dupe might have a memory that will allow it to create more duplicates of him. The novel's final line tells us that he stops worrying about it until the phone rings.

Write a continuation of the novel in which you reveal who makes the ominous phone call.

3070 The Duplicate 4. Compare and contrast the rivalry between the brothers in Sleator's Singularity or Fingers and...

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