Slouching Toward Bethlehem Topics for Discussion

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Who is Lucille Miller? Why does Didion feel it is important to tell her story? What does Didion think caused Mrs. Miller to find herself on trial for murder? Do you as the reader get the impression that Didion believes Mrs. Miller is guilty? Why or why not?

What is the impact of John Wayne on Didion's life? What is the impact of John Wayne's struggle with cancer on Didion? How do you, as the reader, feel Didion feels about John Wayne when she has dinner with him at the end of the essay? Why?

Discuss the social movement of the Haight-Ashbury district. What is Didion's overall impression of the people living in this area? Why does Didion believe these people have congregated here? Does Didion think their motives are noble? Why or why not?

Discuss the people who live in Haight-Ashbury. Why are...

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