Ordinary People

by Judith Guest

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Investigate the effects of divorce on families and speculate on how life will change for the Jarrett family if Beth and Cal's separation becomes permanent.

Investigate the lives of patients in mental hospitals today and compare with Conrad Jarrett's experiences as a psychiatric patient.

Research the idea of "the generation gap." Discuss its historical origins and compare with the relationships among generations in Ordinary People.

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