The Pushcart War Discussion Questions

Jean Merrill
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Discuss the structure of the novel. Why did the author write the novel as if it were a true historical analysis? Would the novel have the same impact on the reader if it were written as a true fictional novel? Would the writer have been able to express her themes if it were written differently? Do you think all readers will take this novel seriously even though there are points in which the plot borders on the ridiculous?

Discuss the concept of war. Is a war that only takes place in one city a war by the true definition? If this story is a true war, what else constitutes a war? Can a war involve only two participants? Do there have to be battles in order for a fight to be considered a war? What constitutes a battle?

Compare and contrast The Three with Maxie...

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