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1. Carrie is fascinated with the idea of Mrs. Padmore's soul flying out the window. This is but one of the images of movement Oneal uses in the novel. Discuss how these images reveal how Car rie perceives her own movement from childhood to adulthood.

2. Oneal makes the kaleidoscope a powerful image in the novel. Compare Carrie's emotional breakdown to the idea of pieces of colored glass tumbling around in a tube.

3. Discuss the notion of the island as a symbol of paradise. Use examples from myth and legend to support your thesis.

4. Compare and contrast the adult role models in Carrie's life and how their actions affect Carrie's ability to understand herself.

5. Discuss the symbols Oneal uses in the novel to reveal what is going on in Carrie's mind.

6. Expand on Oneal's use of Carrie's physical journey on the train to Dr. Ross' office as a...

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