A Kindness Topics for Discussion

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1. Chip Becker seems to have overstepped the boundary which divides the concerns of children from the responsibilities adults have for maintenance of a family. What are the responsibilities which should fall to a teenager within the context of a family unit? Might these responsibilities differ depending on the composition of the family unit?

2. Chip is able to maintain a friendship with Randy, yet unable to sustain his relationship with Jeannie. Explore the facets of friendships with people of different ages, genders, social groups.

How do these relationships differ? Are the friends always equal in the need for honesty, disclosure, time, and communication?

3. As the father of Dusky Anne, did Ben have a responsibility for her care and financial support? Is this responsibility moral or legal? Even though Anne and Chip have both asked that he not come to Seattle to see Dusky, should he establish a role...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
A Kindness from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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