Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats Topics for Discussion

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How do the personalities of cats differ from the personalities of dogs?

How has language changed since Eliot wrote this book?

Do you think that the Practical Cats are really character studies of people?

Have you ever met someone who was like one of the Practical Cats? If so, which one, and in what way?

What are the differences between Gumbie Cats and Jellicle Cats?

Describe the similarities between Mr. Mistoffelees and Macavity.

Do you think Griddlebone was working as a secret agent for Macavity in "Growltiger's Last Stand?"

Describe the similarities and differences between Old Deuteronomy and Gus the Theater Cat.

1. Each of the Cats is so thorough a blend of human and feline characteristics that Angela Richards, who played Grizabella in the musical Cats, referred to the characters as half-cat and halfperson. What are the feline and human characteristics described in each Cat?

2. Eliot believed...

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