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1. What is the nature of Paul's initial troubles? -> Paul has been suspended from Pittsburgh High and is at his suspension hearing.
2. What role does Paul's father play in the story? -> He is cruel and vicious
3. What does Paul think of his sisters? -> They're stupid and boring.
4. What's Paul's role at school? -> He gets on the nerves of all his teachers
5. What is Charley a symbol of? -> Despair.
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