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Penn Essay & Project Ideas

Elizabeth Gray Vining
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1. Trace and analyze the stages of Perm's relationship with his father. What are the reasons for the changes in the relationship at each particular stage?

2. Try to imagine Perm's thoughts as he decides to become a Quaker instead of a soldier. What are some of the choices he has to make? Why do you think he finally makes them?

3. Discuss and analyze Penn's character. What are some of the traits that help make him great? What are some of his failings? How are the former and the latter sometimes related?

4. Define and discuss Penn's concept of democracy. What are its origins?

How is it reflected, and how well does it work in the "holy experiment" of Pennsylvania? How does it influence the U.S. Constitution? How is it still controversial?

5. Define and discuss Penn's ideas on peace. What are their origins? How are they reflected...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Penn 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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