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Sometimes a Great Notion Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the idea of the so-called "American Dream" within the context of the actions of the various characters. How do the actions/reactions of, in particular, Hank, Lee, Henry, Evenwrite, Willard, and even Simone embody that dream. Consider both the dream's positive aspects (freedom, prosperity, joy) and its negative ones (overwhelming ambition, ruthlessness for success, money and/or power as the source of that joy).

Discuss the thematic and/or dramatic implications and/or relevance of the name "Stamper."

Discuss the similarities and differences in the characters of Lee and Hank Stamper. Consider their level and means of education, and their various attitudes - towards their family, towards work, and towards those who stand in their way, those who have hurt them, and those who have the potential to help them.

Discuss how Viv's one night of lovemaking with Lee transforms her, and...

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