Troy has been through many hardships. Recount two difficult times in Troy's life. Say how these two instances in his life has led him to be a stubborn individual.
Descibe Toycie's relationship with Emilio before the pregnancy. Describe the changes in the relationship after the pregnancy. What does each characters' actions (during both periods) reveal about their personalities?
Uncle Axle and Mr. Strorm (David's father) affect David's life in different ways. What are a few of these ways, and what does this highlight about the two older men.
Jud and Mrs. Casper treat Billy very badly. Do you agree? Provide evidence to prove your point.
Billy is a lover of nature. The manner in which he behaves while observing nature is calm, while in the industrialized environment (school and the town), he behaves trapped and anxious. Say why this is and provide at least one example.
The old saying goes: your environment dictates the type of person that you are. I think that this is very true for Billy. What do you think and why? I also believe that, given a new environment, Billy could have been an entirely different person.
Portia is a strong female character in this text. To what extent do you agree with this statement and why?
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