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Especially when Zinkoff is quite young, he laughs almost uncontrollably. He laughs when he feels joyful or excited and sometimes even when bad things happen. What do you think it means that his reaction to things is so often laughter? What might explain this behavior and what does it tell us about Zinkoff?

Zinkoff's classmates brand him a loser and a nobody. Obviously, they see that he is awkward, mediocre in schoolwork, and bad in the band, but he also does not act like the other students. How big is the role of conformity in the condemnation of Zinkoff? Why is it so important to fit in and what does this say about society?

Zinkoff rarely seems to be aware of the harsh treatment he receives from his classmates. Even when they call him a loser behind his back, he often appears to be uncertain that the...

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