Rule of the Bone Topics for Discussion

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How does Chappie's inability to tell his mother and others about his abuse by Ken drive his misbehavior? Are any of the actions he takes justified by his situation?

A several key points in the story, Chappie is forced to choose whether or not to employ violence to solve his problems. Identify these key moments and discuss Chappie's decisions.

Draw and label a diagram illustrating the various peaks and valleys of the plot line of Rule of Bone.

How has Chappie's early life affected his view of authority figures? Is he justified in his beliefs?

Discuss the beliefs and practices of the Rastafarian religion taught to Chappie by I-Man. How do these practices benefit Chappie?

Discuss Chappie's relationship with six individuals from the story. Select three that you believe were a negative influence on Chappie, and three that you believe where a positive influence...

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