My Family and Other Animals Topics for Discussion

Gerald Durrell
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Does the author succeed in capturing the essence of Corfu's varied animal and insect life? Discuss.

Mrs. Durrell and Larry argue more than any other family members. Why do you believe they share this type of relationship? Discuss.

Mrs. Durrell appears adamant first not to leave England, and then to remain at the strawberry-pink villa. What about Mrs. Durrell's personality suggests why she capitulates to Larry's demands?

When Gerald relays the story of the scorpions in the matchbox, he professes forgetfulness in leaving the box on the mantle to be picked up by an unwitting Larry. Is Gerald as innocent as he claims, or can this be the impish behavior of a child? Discuss.

Compare and contrast Larry and Leslie. How do they appear similar? How do they differ?

Discuss the importance of the seasons. How does the author use the seasons in the novel? Why is...

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