King Solomon's Mines Topics for Discussion

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1. Why does Haggard entitle his book King Solomon's Mines? What do the mines signify to Allan Quatermain, Sir Henry Curtis, and Captain Good? Do their attitudes toward the mines change over the course of the story? How?

2. Discuss the character of the narrator, Allan Quatermain. What is his personality like? What are his virtues?

His vices? Why does he agree to help Sir Henry discover the fate of his brother?

Does his character change from the beginning to the end of the novel?

3. Consider the acts of war and violence which occur in the latter half of the story. Why do the characters fight?

Are their causes just? For what principles or values are they fighting?

4. Discuss specific ways in which the African natives are different from the whites. In what ways are they alike?

5. Which event do you think is the climax of the story? Explain...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
King Solomon's Mines 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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