The Eye in the Door Topics for Discussion

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What frightens Charles Manning the most?

Why does Siegfried Sassoon agree to be sent back to the Front the first time?

Who are the 47,000?

What is "taboo" about the fact that Billy Prior has sex with Mrs. Riley?

Explain the way(s) in which the concept of the "dual self" is manifested in Dr. Rivers. Use specific textual examples to substantiate your claims.

Discuss the novel's title and explain its significance in terms of Billy Prior's experience of war trauma.

What prompts Charles Manning to consider Billy Prior a "temporary gentleman?"

In your opinion, is Billy Prior for or against England's involvement in WWI?

At what age and under what circumstances does Billy Prior first experience dissociation?

Identify the "dual selves" in the narrative and briefly discuss each character's alternate self.

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