The Moviegoer Topics for Discussion

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Discuss why John feels that everyone around him is dead, although they are obviously still living. What makes him feel this way?

What is the root of Kate's depression? What terrifies her the most in life?

Explain the significance of Aunt Emily's home, Elysian Fields?

Why does Kate feel her best while she is in Chicago? Why do you think New Orleans is a "foreign city" to her when she comes back from Chicago?

Discuss why you think movies are so attractive and important to John. Why is the title of the book called The Moviegoer?

Describe John's relationship to Sharon as both his secretary and his affection for her. Compare Sharon to the other secretaries that came before her in John's office.

Describe Kate's happiest time in her life and why this moment would be considered happy for Kate.

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