A Feast of Snakes Topics for Discussion

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One of the main topics of the novel is the link between alcohol and violence. Choose one scene from the novel that displays this theme. Explain what happens in the scene. Why do you think this shows a link between alcohol and violence? Do you think the situation would have happened without alcohol? Why or why not?

Compare and contrast the characters of Willard and Joe Lon. How are they similar? How are they different? Do you think Willard will end up like Joe Lon? Why or why not? What is the fundamental difference between the two that may cause a different life?

The women of the novel are portrayed as helpless, uneducated, insane, or promiscuous in many cases. Are there any female characters in the novel who are portrayed as strong women? If not, why do you suppose the author chose this? If...

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