I Am David Topics for Discussion

Anne Holm
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When they're trying to persuade David to play a game of prisoners-and-jailers, Carlo and the other children respond to his comments that no one should be imprisoned by asking him what he thinks should happen to murderers, thieves and other criminals - should they be put in jail (i.e. have their freedom taken away), or should they face some other punishment. What do you think are the limits of freedom? Is freedom an absolute right for every individual, or are their circumstances in which depriving someone of his/her freedom is justified?

Throughout the narrative, David defines himself by his name. How does your name define you? To other people? What is the story behind your name - what does your name mean? Why did your parents choose it? What other names are you called, and how do they define you? What does your name mean...

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