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Habitat Discussion Questions

Judith Thompson
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Thompson is quite interested in the psychological theories of Sigmund Freud, and many of Freud's ideas are said to appear in Thompson's plays. Research some of the key theories of the famous Austrian psychoanalyst. What are the major ways Freud has influenced Western drama? How do Freud's ideas manifest themselves in Habitat? How do you think Freud would analyze the major characters of Thompson's play?

Habitat exposes the plight of group homes struggling to survive in neighborhoods that do not want them there. Research the history of group homes in Canada and the United States. How have the Canadian and United States governments addressed social services for troubled teens? How have courts tended to deal with complaints against group homes? Find some key examples of group homes clashing with the communities around them. Discuss the implications of these cases.

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