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Seize the Day

Saul Bellow

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Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics

Suggestions for Further Reading

Where is Tommy living when the book opens?

How old is Tommy Wilhelm?

Who does Tommy entrust with the last of his money?

From where did Tommy graduate college?

What does Dr. Adler call his son?

What does Tommy do with his cigarettes when he has finished smoking them?

What is Tommy's true name?

What is Dr. Adler's response when Tommy asks his father the year of his mother's death?

Why is Tommy in need of money?

Why is Tommy unable to marry Olive?

How does Tommy Feel about New York?

What does Tommy always drink in the morning?

What is Wilhelm's appearance like?

What does Wilhelm do after Mr. Perls leaves the table?

What does Tommy's father suggest that Tommy do?

Why does Philipa want to borrow money from Dr. Adler?

Who is Philipa?

Who is Scissors?

What dramatic action does Wilhelm commit at breakfast that angers his father?

What does Wilhelm do after he signs to power of attorney over to Dr. Tamkin?

What does Tommy think of Dr.Tamkin throughout the novel?

Who is the poem Dr. Tamkin wrote about?

What did Tommy's grandfather call him when he was younger?

What happens to Tommy at the market?

What does Wilhelm respond when Tamkin asks him if he loves his father?

Where does Tommy end up at the end of the novella?

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Q. Discuss critically the theme of victimization in 'Seize the Day'.

by touhidsm, April 30, 2014

Ans: Seize the day is a reflection of the times in which it was written. The novel was written in a post-war world. WWII created several factors that serve backdrop to Wilhelm's isolation, frustration and anxiety and that represent the feeling of many during the period. Read the full answer at

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Q. Discuss critically the theme of victimization in 'Seize the Day'.

by touhidsm, April 30, 2014

Ans: Seize the day is a reflection of the times in which it was written. The novel was written in a post-war world. WWII created several factors that serve backdrop to Wilhelm's isolation, frustration and anxiety and that represent the feeling of many during the period. Read the full answer at

http://www.josbd.com/seize_the_day_1.html

Q. Discuss the theme of Alienation in Saul Bellow’s 'Seize the Day'.

by touhidsm, April 30, 2014

Answer: Alienation or sense of separation is one of the dominating themes in Bellow’s novel Seize the Day. Saul Bellow is primarily concerned with the well-worn modern dilemma of the individual: desperately isolated and profoundly alone in a society whose only God is money.. Read the full answer at

http://josbd.com/seize_the_day_2.html

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