Demons and Shadows Topics for Discussion

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1. List the traits of fantasy and discuss how those traits are evident in Westall's stories.

2. Discuss various methods used by Westall to build suspense. Which do you think is most effective? Why?

3. Compare/contrast the style of Robert Westall to another horror story writer such as Edgar Allan Poe.

4. Westall states that he feels adolescents have a right to know the truth. What "truths" do you think Westall reveals through these short stories? Give examples.

5. Many of Westall's stories reflect England in the 1940s. How does he recreate this era for the reader? Find examples.

6. Westall once stated that his characters are alone with their consciences. How is this reflected in his short stories?

7. How does Westall foreshadow the appearance of evil in his stories? Give examples.

8. Explain why the evil angel in "Rachel and the Angel" alludes to Sodom and Gomorrah? How do...

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