Day 3

A Confederacy of Dunces Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    How are Myrna and Ignatius similar? How are they different? Cite specific details.

    Myrna and Ignatius are different in numerous ways, but they are similar in how extremely they express themselves and how much they seem to need each other. Myrna is liberal, energetic, social, sexual, communicative, aspiring, active, and caring. In contrast, Ignatius is reactionary, lethargic, asocial, asexual, combative, resistant to work, sedentary, and selfish. Both come from academic backgrounds, but Myrna left school to immerse herself in the "real" world. She sees herself as a savior and, as Ignatius describes, is most happy when she is suffering for her beliefs. Ignatius stayed in...

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