Requiem for a Dream: A Novel Topics for Discussion

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Television is a key element in the novel, especially at the closing. Explore why the author chooses to use this object. What does it represent for each character?

Explore the relationship between Harry and Tyrone. Is their friendship their downfall or did it have the power to save them from their fates?

Why are issues of race explored in the novel? Is race simply used as a tool to reiterate the setting and tone of these times?

Compare and contrast Harry and Sara. What are the common threads in their addictions?

Is love a concrete theme in the storyline? How do each of the characters define love and do any of them experience it?

Marion is a contradictory and complex character. Determine when she displays her truest nature.

Friendship and love could have saved all of the main characters - true or false?

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