Rabbit, Run Discussion Questions

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Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, like Holden Caulfield in J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, rebels against his life. Read The Catcher in the Rye and write about how these two characters are similar and how they differ.

In the late 1950s, when the book was written, the feminist movement had not yet occurred. All of the women in the book are wives or are otherwise dependent on men, with no careers or work of their own. How do you think the feminist movement affected relationships between women and men, and how do you think it might affect the relationships of the couples in Updike's book?

When Rabbit goes on his road trip, he is surprised to find that all of America is not the same—that people can tell he is from somewhere else simply by looking at him. Do you think the different regions...

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