Essay Topic 1
Discuss communication in the novel.
1) Why does Fudge have difficulty communicating that he's looking for his bird, Uncle Feather? What does Fudge still need to learn about communication?
2) What causes miscommunication between Mom and Peter? What are the results of miscommunication?
3) How does point of view affect communication? How do the differences in Peter and Jimmy's feelings about Big Apfel affect their communication about the baseball game?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss names and naming in the novel.
1) What is the significance of Fudge calling his brother "Pete"? How does it affect Peter? How does it affect Fudge to be called "Farley" and why? Why are the characters' names important to them? What other nicknames do the characters use, and why?
2) How did Turtle get his name? What is the significance of this name?
3) What is the significance of Mitzi's book which has her name in the title...
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