The Golden Compass Topics for Discussion

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Justify the Master's attempted poisoning of Lord Asriel.

Power plays a large part in this book. Name two instances in which the vanity associated with power either causes a character to be easily manipulated, or leads to their downfall.

What, if anything, is the connection between humans and their daemons?

Discuss the connections between Lord Asriel and Iorek Byrnison.

Why could the setting of this book be considered ever-expanding? Be sure to discuss the different sections and how they tie into this concept.

Discuss the theme of separation. Give examples to back your statements.

The alethiometer is a device used to tell the truth. What is the significance of truth in this book?

You may wish to expand your argument to include the themes of fate and destiny.

1. This novel describes many kinds of courage. Lyra leaves her safe and luxurious home with her...

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