Hocus Pocus Topics for Discussion

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Do you think Eugene has led a good life in terms of his moral choices? If so, how does one justify the extremes of good and evil housed within one protagonist who is still moral such as Eugene? If not, why do you think as reader one can still feel empathy for Eugene?

Why do you think Vonnegut as author chooses to satirize an infamous tract such as "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" when it could be controversial? Many Jewish people rightfully consider the tract offensive, and yet Vonnegut's book has never received any criticism on its being anti-Semitic. How does the author use something that was once hurtful and transform it into something that makes a literary statement of merit?

Hocus Pocus has often been noted for its use of drawings by the author and use of numbers rather than phonetic...

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