Read: “The Zoo Story.”
Study Guide: answer questions.
1. Who is Jerry? Who is Peter?
2. What is significant about the story The Zoo Story? What are the symbols in The
3. What is the significance of Jerry telling Peter the story about him and the dog?
Paying careful attention to the roles of Peter and the landlord’s dog, analyze the
concept of “love” as Jerry understands it in The Zoo Story.
4. How has Jerry’s past life contributed to his nonfunctional existence in The Zoo
5. What are the Biblical references found in this play?