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Throughout the novel, Calvino refers to erasure in various settings. Choose three of these and compare and contrast the concept's use, making sure to quote from the book to support your statements.

In every mini-novel, as well as in the main plot, Calvino has women as the stronger characters. Choosing three strong female characters, explain the motivation behind the women's strengths and why they are important to the novel.

A major theme in the book is the differences in how individuals read. In Chapter eleven, seven readers discuss how they read. Choose one of these readers to identify with and explain how your style of reading is either similar or different.

Flannery states he sees readers as vampires who suck the story from the writer. Create your own analogy in terms of how you view readers and explain that analogy.

At the end of Chapter Nine, Lotaria...

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