Startide Rising Topics for Discussion

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Why are human beings called (and call themselves) "wolfings" throughout the novel? How does this relate to the uniqueness of the human Uplifting experience?

How is racism depicted among the neo-dolphins and Charles Dart? What are the similarities and differences? How is the history of human racism brought in to provide perspective?

Dr. Ignazio Metz dies comparing himself to Victor Frankenstein. What are the bases for this dramatic declaration? What had he been trying to achieve and what actually does occur? How could he have defended his actions?

What is the Library of the Five Galaxies? What are its good and bad points?

What historical parallels are cited to it in the history of humankind and what others from contemporary culture might be added?

What are the key factors in having the Trojan Seahorse succeed? What might have made it fail? Briefly research the...

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