Snow Crash Topics for Discussion

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Hiro's name is a variation of the character types Hero and Protagonist. Does Hiro fit one or both of these character types?

Compare and contrast the male (Hiro Protagonist, Raven, L. Bob Rife) main characters with the female main characters (Y.T., Juanita). What are the roles of the different genders in the story? Do the characters' activities fit traditional gender roles?

Discuss the parallels of ancient myths and modern technology described in the story.

The characters and entities in this book exhibit many extremes, such as extreme vehicle speeds in the Metaverse, extreme privatization of traditionally government functions, and extreme difference between the "haves" and "have nots" in the world. Describe some of the extremes that the characters and entities in the book personify.

Discuss the stereotypes represented in ethnic groups and franchises in the book, including the Mafia, Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong, the Feds...

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