Hyperion Topics for Discussion

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What makes the pilgrims so willing to face the Shrike, knowing there is almost certain death awaiting them? How do their pasts enable them to do so?

What is the connection between each of the pilgrims? How do their stories intertwine with one another?

Why is Hyperion the epicenter of a future war? How are the Time Tombs related to this?

Why do the Ousters want control of Hyperion? Of what are they afraid?

Why does Hoyt hide his cruciform from the others? What is he afraid may happen if he reveals his immortality?

How do the others feel towards Silenus, knowing his Muse is the Shrike? Do they find it advantageous or tragically unfortunate?

Why is John Keats such an influential part of the circumstance on Hyperion?

How does the departure of Het Masteen affect the dynamic of the group?

Why does the...

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