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Fifth Business Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

What effect might it have had if Dunstan had told the villagers that Percy threw the snowball? How might it have affected Dunstan? Percy? Mrs. Dempster?

Dunstan believes his home village is a kind, decent place. Can you give three examples from the story which contradict that view? Analyze your examples to explain how they reflect on the village's character.

Dunstan is frequently remarked upon as being an exceedingly moral man. Do you believe he had a moral obligation to reveal any of the secrets about which he kept silent? Did Dunstan make himself complicit in Boy's crimes by covering them up? Reject or defend the proposition that Dunstan's silence makes him an accomplice to Boy's sins.

The story of St. Dunstan tells of the Devil appearing to St. Dunstan in the guise of a beautiful woman, to tempt him; St. Dunstan responds by twisting the Devil's...

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