What was Abbott's upbringing? How much was it responsible for his incarceration?
Why does Abbott refuse to give into the authorities? How does it affect his time in prison and his chances of release?
What are Abbott's political beliefs and how do you think these beliefs developed? Considering he has spent all his life in prison, how legitimate are Abbott's beliefs?
How has reading and studying changed Abbott as a person? What kind of person do you think he would have become if he had a proper education?
How has prison torture affected Abbott? How have laws changed since? Why was such punishment deemed as unhelpful for the prison environment?
What is supersanity? Why does Abbott think supersanity is so conducive to deep thinking?
How would Abbott cope in the outside world? How do you think conditions in prison could be changed to help socialize the inmates better...
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