A Map of Nowhere Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Explore the rules of role-playing fantasy games. Compare the rules Nick recalls from playing with Benson to those invented by Joseph and Ruth.

What are the differences? How do these relate to the novel's message?

2. Cross presents two views of the family in A Map of Nowhere. Compare the Miller and Fisher households, paying particular attention to parentchild relationships in each. How do the attitudes and lifestyles of parents influence young adult behavior, according to Cross? In your answer, be sure to include comments about the discussion between Terry, Nick, and members of The Company on the subject of parents (Chapter 11).

3. Joseph talks often to Nick about his family's understanding of right and wrong (Chapters 12 and 22, for example). As Nick thinks about what he should do after the police arrest the gang, he also recalls Terry's rule for The Company...

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