Prentice Alvin Topics for Discussion

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What are the different types of magic in the story? Which do you think is the most valuable?

In what ways is the America of this book different from the real, historical U.S.A.? How are they the same?

Discuss how various characters grow and change throughout the book.

Sometimes authors give their characters symbolic names that describe their role in the story. What are some examples of this in "Prentice Alvin"? What do their names imply about the characters?

How do the different characters view the issue of slavery and racism? If you could talk to them, what would you say about the subject?

Many stories refer to a long-awaited hero, who will display miraculous powers, and change the established order of things. Besides Alvin, can you think of any other examples?

Reverend Thrower and Cavil Planter think that they are doing God's work. Why...

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