Otto of the Silver Hand Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Consider Pyle's descriptions. How does he set a mood with the language he uses to describe places and people?

2. Compare the scenes at the beginnings of chapter 2 and chapter 8. How does Pyle make the events realistic?

3. Although the story ends with the reunion of Otto and Pauline, this book has not been termed romantic fiction.

What do you think the difference is between romantic fiction and realistic fiction?

4. Look at Howard Pyle's The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood and compare it to Otto of the Silver Hand. Why is the former not considered historical fiction?

5. Compare Otto and Brother John, Baron Conrad and Abbot Otto. Which characters seem most realistic? Try to determine if these characters represent qualities found in society. Why do you think Pyle uses characters to represent attitudes or morals?

6. Research and report on the rule of...

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