I Know This Much Is True Topics for Discussion

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How does rabbit imagery pervade the novel? What is its symbolism and how does it serve to unify the work?

What role do monkeys play in the novel? How is it connected to the derisive stereotype of the Italian organ grinder and how is it linked to animal perversity?

How are the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm portrayed in the novel and linked? How are hawk/dove confrontations depicted?

How is the influence of politicians and media celebrities over the mental health industry depicted? Why or why not is it a fair depiction?

What is the role of popular culture in the novel? Discuss how at least three icons are depicted and how they add atmosphere to the story.

Discuss Dr. Patel's use of myth in treating Dominick Birdsey. What is the value of myth? How, specifically, does the myth of the searching twin...

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