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Kent Haruf
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The characters Ike and Bobby Guthrie and the characters Raymond and Harold McPheron are almost always presented as pairs rather than individuals. Despite the vast difference in age between these pairs, they have many similarities. Describe some of these similarities.

Victoria's departure is rash, and she soon realizes that she has made a mistake. Considering what Victoria has recently endured and considering the emotional needs that have never been met, discuss why her rash decision is somewhat forgivable.

The title of the novel, Plainsong, has a meaning that is offered at the beginning of the book. Discuss how this meaning of the title is reflected in the text itself.

On one occasion Guthrie copes with his feelings of loneliness by visiting Judy. In your opinion, is this action a healthy choice or is it selfish? Base your conclusion on descriptions of how Guthrie's action...

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