The Sirens of Titan Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the dignity of Boaz. Could he have found happiness anywhere but where he did?

The image of the fountain with ever-widening bowls of water recurs in Constant's memory, and at the beginning and ending of the story. What does the fountain symbolize? Why is it dry at the beginning of the story but full at the end?

Discuss Vonnegut's portrayal of the practice of popular religion in the novel.

How does Vonnegut's use of a narrator who is telling the story from a hundred years beyond the events affect how the reader interprets the story?

Give examples of how Vonnegut uses irony in his writing to comment on society and culture.

Discuss the notion of free will in Sirens of Titan. Do any of the characters possess true free will?

How does Beatrice transform over the course of the story?

Vonnegut gives Beatrice...

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