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Discuss the theme of meaning in Dave Eggers's novel, A Hologram for the King. What is meaning? How does it relate to Alan, and why does meaning matter so much to him? Does Alan ever find his meaning in life? If so, what is it? If not, why?

In the novel, Alan appears to have absolutely no luck with women. Is it an issue of self-confidence and self-worth, an issue of Alan's economic ineptitude, or is there something else at the root of Alan's failed romantic endeavors? Explain.

Discuss the theme of free will in Dave Eggers's novel, A Hologram for the King. What is free will? How does it affect the character of Alan? In what ways is he free, and in what ways is he not? Does he truly have free will? Why or why not? Provide evidence from the novel to...

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