Intruder in the Dust Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the racial climate of novel as compared to modern times. Is it possible for a situation similar to Lucas's to take place now? How would the outcome be different? How would the outcome be the same?

Discuss how a different narrator would affect the plot. How would the story be different if it had been written through Lucas's point of view? What if it was written through Miss Habersham's point of view?

Discuss the use of language in this novel. How would the novel be different if it did not contain a derogatory term?

Discuss Charles's relationship with Lucas. Are they friends? Are they enemies? If the novel were to continue, would Lucas be a part of Charles's future?

Discuss Lucas's reaction to Charles's offer of payment for the meal. Was Charles disrespectful to offer the money? Why did Lucas refuse to take it? Why did...

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