Other Voices, Other Rooms Topics for Discussion

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What is the real reason Joel is invited to live at Skully's Landing? Do you think Edward has any knowledge of the letter supposedly written by him?

Joel is forced to adapt to sudden and strange events in his life. Discuss some of Joel's coping mechanisms and the outcomes.

At the end of the book, Joel transfers his feelings of affection from Idabel to Randolph. Why do you think this transition occurs?

Discuss the theme of life and death in the book and the symbolism you find for each.

Compare Capote to other writers you have read, especially the differences and similarities between Capote's definite Southern style in contrast to authors from other regions and countries.

Capote usually writes about topics that mirror his own life, such as isolation and homosexuality. Discuss the relevance of these topics to this book.

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