The Bumblebee Flies Anyway Topics for Discussion

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1. Using the text, describe the supporting cast of characters living in the Complex, including Ronson, Billy the Kidney, Mazzo, and Allie Roon.

2. Discuss the role of the medical personnel in the novel, including Nurse Bascam, Dr. Lakendorp, and Dr. Croft.

3. Discuss Cassandra Mazzofono's role in the novel and show how she is a major character in the subplot of the story.

4. Cormier has often been praised for his writing style. Using examples from the text, describe several features of that style.

5. Crisis may be defined as a turning point of a story, usually based on the protagonist's decisions. Identify several such decisions made by Barney and show how they bring about turning points in the plot.

6. Trace the physical movement of the Bumblebee from the point Barney first discovers it to when it is rolled off the roof of the Complex. In what ways is this movement...

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The Bumblebee Flies Anyway 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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