Stern Men Topics for Discussion

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How do drownings shape the course of this novel? Enumerate them and describe how they fit together and drive character and plot?

How does Toby Wishnell shape up as a minister of the Christian gospel? What are his good and bad points?

What is the basis for Ruth Thomas' antipathy towards Cal Cooley? Is she fair to him? Does he have any redeeming qualities?

Does Ruth Thomas have any real desire to become a lobsterwoman or does she say it simply to be contrary? Cite at least three factors to support your answer.

How is the historical figure, Capt. James Cook, used in the novel? For what does he stand?

In what ways does Senator Simon Addam's desire to found a historical museum hold the novel together?

How is ethnic discrimination portrayed in the novel?

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