1. How would you characterize the ending of this story… a realization, a denouement, or an epiphany?
Denouement - after the climax, a gentle restoration of relationships prior to the events in the story
Realization - where a character becomes aware of a reality in his or her life
Epiphany - a sudden, sharp realization, an awareness of a desire that can never be fulfilled, or "reality"
Explain your answer and describe its effect on the characters' different levels of denial. (100-150 words)
2. What desires motivate the fat traveler? Explain. Are these in conflict? (100-150 words)
3. Why is the atmosphere of the overnight train appropriate? (100-150)