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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Questions

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  1. Does "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" have a moral, or attempt to teach its readers a lesson of sorts?
  2. What is the effect of the first-person narration, and why does the narrator reveal himself so minimally?
  3. Is "Benjamin Button" funny, tragic, or both?
  4. How sympathetic are you to Benjamin’s character? As a reader, can you relate to him at all, despite the peculiarity of his circumstance?
  5. What does "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" teach us about the nature of age?
  6. Well-executed short stories usually cover a short period of time. How is it that "Benjamin Button" functions well as a short piece yet covers the course of 70 years?
  7. Why do you think Fitzgerald breaks his story into two parts? What effect does this structuring have on the story?

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