A Prayer for Owen Meany Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

What do you think of John Wheelwright as a narrator? Is he reliable or unreliable? Why? What is his motivation for telling this story twenty years after the death of Owen Meany?

Topic 2

Does Owen, as John claims in the very beginning of the novel, give him back his faith or , as the last line of the novel suggests, does Owen Meany—specifically the loss of Owen Meany—leave left John a broken man? Explain your answer using examples from the text.

Topic 3

Undoubtedly, Owen Mean is the central character of the novel. Is Owen always a likeable character? Why or why not? Provide examples from the text to support your analysis.

Topic 4

What roles do women assume in the novel? In what ways are women portrayed positively? In what ways are they portrayed negatively? Are some female characters more sympathetic than others are? If so...

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