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The Man-Moth

The Man-Moth

by Elizabeth Bishop

The Man-Moth Questions

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

  1. Is the Man-Moth more man, or is he more moth?
  2. What is it that really drives the Man-Moth? His goal is the carrot at the end of the stick, but what is it that keeps him chasing it?
  3. In what ways does Bishop's style create a fantasy atmosphere where we can accept a character like the Man-Moth as real?
  4. Do you think the Man-Moth really believes that he can succeed?
  5. Why is the Man-Moth happier underground?

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