On the Beach Discussion Questions

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Study the anti-nuclear movements of the past several decades. Who were the leaders of these movements? Were they successful in their efforts? What effects have nuclear accidents at power plants, such as Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, had on these movements?

In one passage of On the Beach, Towers and Moira go to a museum to view paintings influenced by the devastation of the nuclear holocaust. Using whatever media you wish (pencils, paint, collage, video, etc), make your own "statement" about nuclear warfare.

Several of the characters in On the Beach spend their last days fulfilling lifelong dreams. Os-borne races his car in the Grand Prix, Mary works on her garden, and Sir Douglas Froude attempts to drink thousands of bottles of port Write an essay describing what you would do if you had only six months left to live.

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