Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Fans of Kingston's use of fable and myth in contemporary settings will enjoy discussing her utilization of this technique in Tripmaster. The irony of Wittman's name will lead members of the discussion group into a comparison of the novel's main character with his American poet namesake. Individuals may find lively discussion regarding the theme of writing in general and how such creative activity works to form a frame for Kingston's work.

1. Compare and contrast Wittman's American aspects of personality with his Oriental aspects of personality.

2. In your opinion, how successful is Wittman's assimilation into the American culture? Conversely, how successful is his attempt to escape from his Oriental heritage?

3. What is the overall message regarding culture which Kingston wants her reader to carry away from this novel?

4. Discuss the symbolism in the book's title.

5. Discuss the effects upon the storytelling on the shifts in narrative point...

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