Feb 6th Discussion


Wit (book)

Wit (movie)


  1. Why do you think that Margaret Edson chose for Wit to be a play rather than a novel?
  1. There are three primary relationships in the book:
    1. Vivian and Dr. Kelekian (primary oncologist)
    2. Vivian and Susie (the nurse)
    3. Vivian and Dr. Jason (the resident doctor)
  • Discuss each paying attention to the main differences or similarities between them. Any other significant past relationships to consider?
  1. What do you make of Vivian’s flashbacks and their relation to her status at that time?
  1. How does Vivian use wit? Why does she use wit?