Riddley Walker Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

Discuss the characteristics of Riddley in Riddley Walker. What makes Riddley stand out amongst the people of his village? What differences exist between Riddley and most twelve-year-olds? How does Riddley understand the world and its history at the beginning of the novel?

Topic 2

How are the themes of mythology and folklore illustrated in the novel? What is their significance? What do you think Russell Hobart is saying about contemporary religion through the work?

Topic 3

Discuss the significance of Lorna in the novel. What relationship does Lorna have with Riddley? How old is Lorna? How is Lorna regarded by the other villagers?

Topic 4

Compare Inland to England today. How does Russell Hobart’s futuristic vision of England differ from its contemporary reality? How does Inland relate to the previous Iron Age?

Topic 5

Discuss the character of Goodparley in the novel. How does Goodparley relate to Riddley? What...

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