Compare Uncle Axle's views on the physical and psychological changes that Tribulation had brought with the views of the Sealand lady that rescues the David and his friends. What are the differences and similarities between their ideas?
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.
David and his fellow telepathic friends are different from the residents of Waknuk. How are they treated before their telepathic abilities, versus after? [provide examples] What does this reveal about the citizens of Waknuk?
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.
The action of the play unfolds in two places, Belmont and Venice. Describe the type of action that occurs in these two places and say, in your opinion, what each place represents thematically.
Portia is a strong female character in this text. To what extent do you agree with this statement and why?
Shylock is a complex character that did not deserve his fate!
(Please provide evidence, from the text, to support your views)
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