The Dog of the South Topics for Discussion

Charles Portis
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In what way are the political and social times of the 1960s reflected in the novel. Give specific examples.

Many characters serve their own obsessions in this work. Describe the obsessions of at least three characters.

Has Ray's experience changed him? Why or why not?

Discuss the symbolism of the storm and resulting debris and suffering.

Develop the concept that the bus is symbolic of the lives of the main characters.

In what ways does Ray typify a classic tragic figure in literature? Be specific.

What flaws in character do you find in Reo, Nel, Guy and Norma? Use examples from the story to support your position.

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