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A Confederacy of Dunces Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

John Kennedy Toole
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Topics for Discussion

Who is the most balanced person in the story? Why do you think so?

Who is the least balanced person in the story? Why do you think so?

What is the pyloric valve and how does it function (you may look it up)? Does Ignatius' affliction sound plausible?

Is Ignatius sane? Cite at least three (3) episodes to support your judgment.

How do you think Ignatius will fare in New York?

Is Irene Reilly a victim or a codependent of her maladjusted son?

What moral dilemma(s) does Miss Trixie present in the story?

How are the Levy girls used in the story?

Is Jones a worthy recipient of the Leon Levy Foundation prize?

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