Figgs & Phantoms Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Mona tells Fido a comforting lie instead of the truth when he asks about Uncle Flo at the end of the book. This is a literary echo of the end of Heart of Darkness, a story by Conrad that Uncle Flo says is one of his favorites. In that book, the narrator lies to Kurtz's betrothed because he finds it impossible to ruin the wonderful vision she has of Kurtz, who became a monster before he died. But Uncle Flo's Capri is not a horrible secret. Why does Mona lie to Fido?

2. To what extent is "We live as we dream, alone" a true statement about Figgs & Phantoms?

3. The change in Mona after she comes back from Caprichos is due to her desire to be allowed to come back. The pirate didn't say anything about being kinder to her mother...

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