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How does Papillion come to be sentenced to prison? What details are revealed throughout the course of the book about Papillion's life and the murder that sends him to jail? Describe Papillion based on what is revealed about him in the book.

Describe Papillion's arrival at the prison. Describe his time in solitary confinement. What is it about his personality and his connections that allow him to make it through the solitary confinement?

Describe, in detail, at least three attempts to escape prison. What is it that makes him eventually come to decide that he does not want to escape again?

Describe in detail Papillion's time with the Indians. Why does he leave? Could he have remained with the Indians? Support your answer.

What is the "plan?" The "cavale?" Diable? The Ile de Pigeons? How do each fit in with Papillion's time in prison and in his...

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