Looking for Mr. Goodbar Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Looking for Mr. Goodbar, clearly the product of the sexual revolution and burgeoning women's movement of the 1970s, should provoke much discussion of feminist issues. Women, especially, will find Theresa Dunn's difficulties with men, sex, and self-image to be worth further exploration. Discussion groups might also consider the extent to which women's sense of themselves has changed since the 1970s and the degree to which Theresa Dunn continues to speak for women today.

1. What is the book's view of sex and the sexual revolution?

2. What distinctions does the book make between sex and love? Why does Theresa have such difficulty with love?

3. Which of Terry's partners did you find most attractive? Why? Should she have married James? Would he have made a good husband for her?

4. Is Theresa a "liberated woman"?

In what ways is she free? By what is she still enslaved?

5. To what extent...

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