Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog Topics for Discussion

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Discuss Jerome's inclusion of stories and anecdotes into his narrative. What purpose do they serve?

Why does Jerome insert short, serious passages, such as the tale of the woman who commits suicide? How do they affect the story?

Is Jerome's humor still funny to a modern audience? Why or why not?

How does Jerome use humor to make more serious statements?

Discuss J's opinion that access to the river and the riverbank should be open to all people. Do you agree or disagree?

How are women portrayed in "Three Men in a Boat?"

Why does Jerome spend so little time describing the journey home?

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