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Gone Fishin' Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Moral dilemmas are an important feature of this novel and of the Easy Rawlins mystery series. Readers might dwell in discussion on the pact sealed between Mouse and Easy on the drive back to Houston. What is its symbolic value? What aspect of the pact is impelled by the injustices of white racism? Does impoverishment lead inevitably to diminished moral values? Is moral compromise a fact of life today? Easy's introspective quality is another feature of the series, and as a particular study of mental states Gone Fishin' relies strongly upon the establishment of mood. Readers should find it fruitful to consider the various ways Mosley creates mood. Special attention should be addressed to the ambiguities and contrasts in characters and settings. It is always intriguing to discuss the Easy Rawlins's novels in terms of actual social history. What can be learned about the African American experience in...

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