The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris, Goodbye to Berlin Topics for Discussion

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Evidence in the two sections of this book ("The Last of Mr. Norris" and "Goodbye to Berlin" suggests that William (narrator of the former) and Christopher (author/narrator of the latter) are essentially the same individual. Do you think this is an accurate representation? Why or why not? If this is in fact the case, why do you think the author made the choice to create a second narrative personality for himself in "...Mr. Norris?"

Obtain and study a copy of the script for "I am a Camera" by John van Druten (a play based on the stories in this collection and others of Isherwood's Berlin stories). What are the similarities in character, story and theme? What are the differences? Do you think the play is an effective telling of the story? Why or why not?

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