Tourist Season Topics for Discussion

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The author is making a point about the advancing pressures on the wild life and flora and fauna in Florida. What is the message you got from his story?

What does the character of "Sparky" Harper symbolize?

The "character" of Pavlov, the crocodile, represents what kind of possible future for wild animals in Florida?

Discuss the role of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce in the author's message.

Cuban people play a significant role in the Miami area and two Cuban men have important roles in the story. Contrast the roles of the two men, one who grew up in Cuba and migrated to the United States, and the other, a graduate of a recognized American college.

Explore the author's use of humor. Give three examples where the details of brutal acts are lightened with humor.

There is a great deal of irony in...

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