Under the Volcano Topics for Discussion

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Describe the different types of irony in this novel.

In what ways is the consul a tragic hero? What is his tragic flaw?

How does each character attempt to save the consul? To what degree are they successful?

How might the story end differently if Yvonne had convinced the consul to leave Mexico?

Describe the dramatic structure of this novel. How does it differ from a typical structure?

Which character do you relate with and how?

What do you think caused the consul to become an alcoholic?

What part does the time period of the novel play in the development of the plot?

Compare and contrast the consul and Hugh, especially in the way they deal with disappointments.

What role does the setting play in this novel?

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