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In Dubious Battle Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

At the time when this novel was written, what would you say was the author's attitude on the subject of the Communist Party? Support your opinion with material from the novel.

What things about any one person make him (or her, though we do not see any in this novel) an ideal party member? Why doesn't Al Anderson fit this definition?

Dr. Burton is characterized as a humanist. Why do you think he is often involved with Mac and his group? Why do you think he feels he has to be there? Why is it ok for the doctor to be different?

Of what importance are Lisa's dreams for fresh milk from a cow and churned cheese? Why is Lisa an important symbol in this book?

Because In Dubious Battle is an early novel by Steinbeck, it suffers from a few flaws. Some of the characters simply...

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