The Pushcart War Essay & Project Ideas

Jean Merrill
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1. Gambling's donation of money to purchase ammunition for the peddlers is an obvious contribution to the war effort. What are other, more subtle ways, in which she influences the war's progress? Are they as important?

2. How is the power of the media to manipulate public opinion made obvious in Merrill's book?

3. A satire is a composition that ridicules human weaknesses. Why can The Pushcart War be called a satire?

4. Compare the development of the Pushcart War to the development of the American Revolution.

5. Some people might feel Merrill's documentation of each event is overdone. Do you agree or disagree? Why? Is this part of the fun?

6. Trace the role of coincidence in the development of the numerous records to which Merrill refers in documenting the events of the Pushcart War.

7. Numerous documents are developed in response to the actions of...

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