Down and Out in Paris and London Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the value of work. In many societies, it is a sign of wealth and privilege to not have to work for your living. Is it healthy to live a life of leisure? On the other end of the spectrum, how would meaningful work help the idle who live in poverty?

Discuss the welfare system in your area. How does it compare to the welfare system Orwell writes about in London? Read Orwell's ideas about how the welfares system should be changed in the last four chapters of the novel. Would his ideas work? Why or why not?

Compare and contrast Paddy and Bozo. In what ways are they similar? What qualities do they possess? How do their different qualities help them to cope with their poverty? Which of their qualities would you like to have or develop?

Compare and contrast Paris and London. What misfortunes does...

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