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The Last Command Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Author Timothy Zahn three times mentions a "last command." What are they and which do you think he has most in mind when naming this book?

What role does artwork play in the novel? Do you agree with Grand Admiral Thrawn that art reveals a civilization's psychology? Do you agree with Thrawn's opponents that some cultural expressions are too bizarre to be appreciated by non-natives? Can you offer examples from earth history?

How does Grand Admiral Thrawn differ from Darth Vader? In what ways is he the same? Could the New Republic make peace with such a man or is continuing warfare inevitable?

How does Councilor Fey'lya's breaking his long silence heighten the drama in the novel? What do the dynamics of that top-level meeting say about the New Republic leadership? How does it compare and/or contrast with Grand Admiral Thrawn's stubbornness?

How is C'baoth's megalomania...

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The Last Command 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.
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