Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Topics for Discussion

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Who is James Sveck? What does he spend his summer doing? For what reason? Why does James find his job somewhat useless? What does James do at his job? Who is John Webster? What is James' connection to John? Are they friends? Explain.

Why does James trick John into thinking he is a man who works for Sotheby's? What does James hope to accomplish by tricking John? What does James plan to tell John when John invites him to a party? What happens when John learns the truth? How does James respond to this? Why does James not consider John's feelings when he played this trick?

Why does James' parents get divorced? What impact does this divorce have on James and his sister? How does James continue to feel about his parents' divorce? How does the impact of this divorce show itself in James'...

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