Jackaroo Topics for Discussion

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Would you consider Gwyn to be a feminist? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Though "The Kingdom" is fictional, can it be said to resemble a particular time or place? Where, and why? What might Voight's reasons for using this setting be?

What happens to Jackaroo after the end of the story? Does the author give any sense that he will continue?

Jackaroo is a myth, much like Robin Hood. Why do you think this myth arose - did Jackaroo come from the myth, or did the myth come from the first "real" Jackaroo? How is it important to the people of the kingdom? What is its purpose?

What is the significance of lodging, and particularly inns, to the story? How can they be read as metaphorical, and what is there overall importance to the main characters of Jackaroo?

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Jackaroo from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.