Our Eddie Topics for Discussion

Sulamith Ish-kishor
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1. Mr. Raphel devotes much more time, interest, and concern to his teaching than he does to his wife and children. How does he feel about his family?

2. Hal's parents, especially his father, appear to spend very little time with him, and Doris provides for his daily needs.

Nevertheless, Hal's relationship with his parents appears to be much closer than the relationship of the Raphel children with their father. Why?

3. Although the Raphels appear to treat their children equally, Eddie has more difficulties adapting to his life than do the other children. Why?

4. Sybil indicates that, although she excuses Eddie, she thinks he is in the wrong. Eddie, on the other hand, does not believe that his actions are wrong because he is not responsible for them.

To what wrongdoings is Sybil referring?

Which attitude would Hal consider more acceptable, Eddie's or Sybil's? Why?

5. Sybil...

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