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The Bonfire of the Vanities Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

What is your definition of justice in the Henry Lamb case? Who, if anyone, should be punished? Why?

Give three specific examples from the story that demonstrate Sherman's sense of entitlement.

In what way does Sherman's character grow by the end of the story? Discuss how his personal philosophy changes in response to his character's growth.

What is Maria's motivation for betraying Sherman? Cite examples of her actions from the story to support your position.

Write a character profile of the Lion of Dunning Sponget, as seen through Sherman's eyes.

If you were on the jury at Sherman's upcoming manslaughter trial, would the contents of the two tape recordings be sufficient for you to decide Sherman's guilt? Review the original conversations in Chapters 11 and 29 and analyze the weight of the recorded evidence. If the evidence is sufficient to decide the case, cite the specific portions which prove...

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