Crimes of the Heart Discussion Questions

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Research the destructive effects of Hurricane "Camille," which in 1969 traveled 1,800 kilometers along a broad arc from Louisiana to Virginia. Why do you think Henley chose to set Crimes of the Heart in the shadow, as it were, of this Hurricane? What does Camille represent for each of the major characters and thematically to the play as a whole?

Consider Babe's legal position at the end of the play. What do you think is likely to happen to her? Draw from your understanding of Barnette's case against Zackery and Zackery's case against Babe, From your own perspective, how do you think Babe will change as a result of this event and what do you fee! her future should rightly be?

Contrast Lenny's and Meg's life strategies: how do they each view responsibility, career, family, romance? How spontaneous or not is each one? What are the strongest bonds...

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