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Breaking Bad as Literature
Unit 1: Breaking Bad - Study Questions
- How is Breaking Bad similar to a classic tragedy, and what new things does it bring to the table? Besides meth, that is.
- When, exactly, does Walt "break bad"—or is it a continuous process? Is there a "point of no return"?
- Why doesn't Jesse rebel against Walt, even though he gets at least five opportunities throughout the series?
- Are people justified in hating Skyler White?
- Does Breaking Bad have a hero? Who is it, and why?
- In what ways is Hank similar to and different from Walt? Does he break bad?
- How does Breaking Bad use visual metaphors to reinforce the themes of its story?
- Why does Breaking Bad focus disproportionately on men? How are women portrayed?
- On a philosophical level, what does it really mean to "break bad"? Is it always wrong to do?
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