A Day No Pigs Would Die Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Haven Peck quotes the Book of Shaker and lives by Shaker Law. What are his basic beliefs? Does Rob agree with them? Why or why not?

2. Some critics believe A Day No Pigs Would Die contains too much unnecessary realism: animal mating, butchering, and weaseling. Do you agree? Why or why not?

3. Peck uses rural expressions, similes, and metaphors throughout his book. Cite examples. Does this technique improve his style? Why or why not?

4. Peck presents the imminence of death for both man and beast. How does he foreshadow the deaths of Haven Peck, the rabbit, and Pinky?

5. Although the reader never meets Rob's teacher, a clear picture of her is presented. How is it presented and what is she like?

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