Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Because of its concern with good and evil, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates lends itself well to discussions about morality. Since Switters can be viewed as parthero and part-rogue, debate about the nature of the change he undergoes in the story may ensue.

1. The principal theme of Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates is good versus evil, or in this case that good is the same thing as evil. Since the singular notions of good and evil govern the popular idea of morality, can Switters (who believes in this duality) have a moral sense? Identify specific ways this sense is shown in his behavior.

2. Critics have complained that Switters's views show "contempt for the citizens and institutions of modern democracies." What evidence supports or contradicts this statement?

3. Switters thinks that "[t]he stiff-witted and academic seem not to comprehend that it is entirely possible to...

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