My Brother Sam Is Dead Discussion Questions

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Discuss the relationship between Tim and Sam and how it changes over the course of the novel.

Religion and morality are constant themes in the novel. Discuss how Tim's thoughts on morality change over time. How does this effect his view of the war?

If you were Tim, would you be able to choose a side? What would you do differently?

Tim is forced to grow up quickly when his father disappears. Describe how the war has changed his role in the family and how this effects his relationship with his mother and brother.

Many of the victims described in the novel are not active participants in the war. How do the deaths of Jerry Sanford and Father differ from those of the soldiers? What do you think the authors are trying to say by including so many examples of bystanders paying the price of...

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