The Accidental Tourist Discussion Questions

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Define the term "dysfunctional family" and research the causes and effects of different kinds of dysfunction. Can the families in the novel be considered dysfunctional? If so, how?

Compare the movie version of The Accidental Tourist to the novel. How do the characters compare to the way you imagined them after reading the book?

Investigate the psychological effects of losing a loved one and compare your findings to Macon's and Sarah's behavior.

Many critics find southern elements in Tyler's works. Investigate the qualities of a "southern writer" and determine whether or not you find those qualities in the novel.

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