The Waste Lands Topics for Discussion

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Consider what Eddie says in Book 1, Chapter 4, "Beating heroin was child's play compared to beating your childhood." Why is it so important that Eddie overcome his childhood? Do you believe he was successful in overcoming his elder brother's influence? Why or why not?

At the time of this novel Eddie has overcome a heroin addiction, however, he wishes for heroin when he is trying to finish the carving work on the key. Would this drug have helped or hindered his work? Why was it important for him to work with a clear mind?

What is Roland's role in the action of this novel? Is he part of the ka-tet or is his just a guide?

Compare and contrast the conditions of the city of Lud and the town of River Crossing. Although both cities had experienced similar situations in their past, why is River Crossing so different...

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