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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's


by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany's Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. If you could write an alternate ending for the novel, what would it be and why?
  2. How might our perception of Holly be different if the novel was told from her point of view?
  3. Capote makes sure that we know that Holly is just nineteen years old. Why might this detail be important?
  4. Why do you think the narrator remains unnamed?
  5. Which detail of Holly's life do you particularly wish you knew more about? Why?
  6. Capote breaks the novel up into short, quick chapters. How does that influence the way we read?
  7. Which secondary character do you think is most important to the story. Why?

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