Straight Man Topics for Discussion

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Why does Devereaux believe that there is no cause for alarm over the rumored 'list' that the department heads have been asked to draw up?

What is the significance of the blockage that Hank Devereaux suffers from? Is the fact that it is hereditary important?

Why does Hank threaten to kill a duck a day? How do his colleagues react?

What type of relationship does Hank have with his mother? Why?

How does young Hank react to his father deserting the family?

What is Hank's relationship with his wife Lily? Is it similar to the relationship his parents had?

Why is Hank suffering a mid-life crisis? What events of the weekend cause the most anxiety for Hank?

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