The Last Picture Show Topics for Discussion

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Are there any purely bad or purely good characters in the novel? Discuss Lois Farrow and her traits and actions in the book. Would you say she is good, bad, both or neither?

Compare Sonny and Dwayne's road trips to Mexico and Fort Worth. How do these trips change the way the boys think about and look at Thalia?

Discuss the significance of the picture show in Thalia.

Lois says Joe Bob Blanton's father is responsible for the trouble Joe Bob gets into with Molly Clarg. Do you agree? What other factors could have caused Joe Bob to kidnap Molly?

How are Jacy and her mother alike and different? Discuss the effect of these similarities and differences on their relationship and the effect on the men of Thalia.

What does it mean to be a football player or a football coach in Thalia? What do you think...

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