A Fistful of Fig Newtons Topics for Discussion

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How does the narrator's character change from childhood through adulthood?

Why isn't Daphne, the narrator's high school love who he thinks about when he returns home from the army, a character in the novel?

What is the narrator's view of women? Why are there so few women characters in the novel?

Compare the narrator's experiences during summer camp with the narrator's experiences during the army. How is the narrator's summer camp like the army, and vice versa?

Why does the narrator feel strange and uncomfortable when he returns home from the army?

What is the narrator's relationship with his car? What do cars represent for the narrator?

In "Lost at C," is the narrator really as lost in algebra as he believes himself to be? How intelligent or unintelligent is the narrator?

Does the narrator fit in more with the brainy characters or with...

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