Rabbit Is Rich Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Although this novel is perhaps the most optimistic of the four with Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom as protagonist, it nonetheless offers many controversial themes and characters that stimulate strong debate. Rabbit's treatment of women and his simultaneous disdain and affection for his son are topics that evoke strong reader reactions. The unflattering portrait of America in the 1970s is another theme that can provoke further study about this decade that for many young readers is merely historical. For those who have read the previous novels, inevitable comparisons of previous themes and characters will emerge naturally. Some specific topics for discussion or debate follow: 1. Although Rabbit is "rich," he estimates his income at $40,000 a year. Discuss whether the "rich" of the title is ironic.

In what ways is he rich?

2. Rabbit's wealth has been thrust upon him by luck and by economic conditions that are beyond his control. Discuss the...

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