In 'You Can't Kill the Rooster' explain the difference between how Paul talks to his close friends and family and how he communicates with strangers....
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2. In "Big Boy" it becomes apparent that the poop he encounters is really symbolic of social excrement

that the society produces during its life cycle. Name a few societal waste items from our culture (American) and explain your reasoning.


  1. In "Big Boy" identify at least one stage in the grieving process and explain why you think so.


  1. In "Go Carolina" David is getting treatment for his lisp. What could the lisp represent?


  1. In "Go Carolina" David used his disability as a tool to undermine the therapist. How did he do it?


  1. In "Twelve Moments in the Life of the Artist" which of the big three life questions (Death, Love, Identity) do you see in this story?


  1. In "Twelve Moments in the Life of the Artist" name at least three things David is addicted to?


  1. In "City of Angels" who is the real outsider and why?


  1. In "A Shiner like a Diamond" how does Amy Sedaris get back at her dad?


  1. In Me Talk Pretty One Day what state and city is David in for the majority of the book? Is there any regionalism in this book?




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