Suttree Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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There is much to discuss in this novel. There are scores of interesting characters and many complex psychological, philosophical, sociological, and religious issues to explore. It is a very rewarding novel to study, and it deserves much more attention than it has so far received.

1. What are the humorous elements in this novel, and what are the functions and effects of this humor?

2. In what ways is Suttree heroic? 3. How exactly does Suttree progress spiritually in the course of the novel?

4. Do you admire Suttree for voluntarily choosing a life of rugged poverty?

5. What do Suttree's dreams reveal about him?

6. What does Suttree's relationship to the Indian Michael reveal?

7. Examine how Suttree rebels against parental, governmental, and societal authority without rejecting community.

8. To what extent is Gene Harrogate fated by forces beyond his control and to what extent is he responsible for bringing about his own...

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