Day 4

A Confederacy of Dunces Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Toole does not show us Ignatius in public often. How does he use Ignatius' interaction with the ladies’ art guild in Chapter Ten add to the reader's understanding of Ignatius?

    In a misguided attempt to boost his hot dog sales, before entering the ladies' art guild exhibit, Ignatius tapes a sign to his cart reading, "TWELVE INCHES (12) OF PARADISE." While not entirely clear, it is implied that he is unaware of the sexual, double entendre and is simply trying to represent his product. (His horror when Jones removes the sign later after it has been defaced by drawings of genitalia also gives this impression.) Because of his large stature and singular manner of social...

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