Dhalgren Topics for Discussion

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How does Kidd get the name of Kidd? Why didn't he know his name or who he was?

What is it that attracts people to Bellona? Why do they stay?

What was the cause of the problems in Bellona? How did the riots being that created the situation in Bellona?

How does Kidd become a scorpion? How does this affect his relationship with Lanya?

Throughout the book they refer to the lights and the fires. What do they mean?

Explain the role of symbolism in the book. What is the meaning of the orchid at the beginning and the end of the book?

How does Kidd get separated from Tak, Lanya and Denny during the riots? What does Kidd do?

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