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To Have and Have Not Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Key Questions

Although the literary hard-boiled detective has entered the realm of cliche, the eternal divisions and have-nots in society have only become more pronounced. With individuals effectively disfranchised by the political system, and with less than ten percent of the nation owning most of its wealth, Hemingway's protest novel strikes a surprisingly topical chord on the cusp of the new millennium. In forming your response to this novel you may wish to consider the following questions: 1. Does the book develop as a unified and seamless narrative, or do you agree with those critics who dismissed it as a collection of shorter pieces? How does it affect your appreciation of the story?

2. Is Hemingway's portrayal of Harry Morgan closer to that of a ruthless and selfcentered killer or a solidarity-questing, working class have-not?

3. Does Hemingway's criticism of the proletarian writings of Richard Gordon also apply to To Have and Have...

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