Y2K Discussion Questions

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At the end of the play, Astrakhan seems to get away with his crimes. Write a different ending in which he somehow has to pay for what he has done. Imitate Kopit's style so that your ending blends with the rest of the play and seems plausible.

Research Internet privacy. What kinds of security software solutions are available? Are they effective? What kinds of regulations govern the Internet? Are they sufficient? Write a one-page summary of your findings.

One of the themes in Y2K is revenge. The preface quotes Stalin's statement on the sweetness of vengeance, "To choose one's victims, to prepare one's plan minutely, to slake an implacable vengeance, and then to go to bed . . . there is nothing sweeter in the world." Is revenge sweet or is it bitter? Write an answer that draws on Kopit's play and on your own experience.

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