The Fall: The Seventh Tower Topics for Discussion

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1. Tal's society in the Towers is based on the colors of the rainbow, increasing in power and status from red to orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and, finally, violet. How are the colors in a rainbow formed, and what are the possible reasons for choosing red to be the weakest color and violet the most powerful?

2. Why is the number "7" important in Tal's society? In what ways does it occur and why? (Seven towers, seven levels in each tower, seven colors, seven deluminents.) See if you can locate ancient associations of value with the number 7.

3. Tal is resentful of authority for treating him poorly, yet he considers himself superior to the Reds, the Underfolk, and the Icecarls. Discuss Tal's snobbery and how it hurts his quest.

4. Milla is intolerant of outsiders, but she will need to learn tolerance to achieve her dream of being a Shield Maiden...

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The Fall: The Seventh Tower 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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