The Bingo Palace Topics for Discussion

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Decide and support whether Lipsha's journey is complete. Does he ever reach his fullest potential, or is he still lost?

Examine Fleur's importance in the novel. What does she represent for the reservation, and is that representation lost when she passes her life to Lipsha?

What is the state of the characters and the reservation by the end of the novel?

Have the characters' journeys brought them to a better place?

The novel constantly compares and contrasts traditional life and non-traditional life. Using specific examples, ask: Can the two lifestyles co-exist?

Is the author implying that traditional life is better or worse than new-age life?

By the end of the novel, do the two extremes (traditional life and the new life) find a middle ground, and does the main character truly find that ground?

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