Galatea 2.2 Topics for Discussion

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When C. moves to Europe Richard realizes that his writing and topics are dancing around the edge of "his" story. Is Galatea 2.2 that story? Why or why not?

What, if any, relationship does Lentz have to Richard's father in the story?

Richard knows that A. is already involved with someone. Why does he ask her to marry him at the end of the book?

Why does Helen shut herself down? What is it that Richard exposes her to that seems to break her "heart"?

What is the nature of consciousness? Can it be taught to a machine or is there something fundamentally human involved?

Who received the training, Richard or Helen? Why?

What is the significance of Richard's relationship to C.? What does he learn about himself in the process of their relationship and break-up?

Why does Richard use only letters to symbolize his relationships and the...

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