Study Guide

Me Before You Exploration

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It's ironic that someone who shares a name with both Lewis and Clark shows no interest in exploring the world, but that's just how the cookie crumbles for good old Lou Clark in Me Before You. Born and raised in a small town, Lou has never wanted to travel anywhere, much less live in another city—but then she meets Will Traynor, a legit businessman and world traveler whose explorations were cut short when he was paralyzed two years prior. Although Will is no longer able to participate in the activities that he once took for granted, his example helps Lou discover that the outside world has more to offer than she ever thought.

Questions About Exploration

  1. How do Will's past travels affect his current mental state?
  2. Compare and contrast Lou's hometown with Mauritius.
  3. What does Paris symbolize for Will? What does it symbolize for Lou? Will Lou become a world traveler now? Explain your answer.

Chew on This

Will's former travels make his current condition more difficult because they highlight his new limitations.

Will's former travels make his current condition easier because they give him fond memories to take refuge in.

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