The Stone Boy Discussion Questions

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The sheriff suggested only two possible explanations for Arnold's behavior following the death of his brother. Do you think there are other possible explanations? What are they? Do you think Arnold's actions demonstrate a psychological disability on Arnold's part?

In the 1990s, the rise of teen violence has alarmed many Americans. Investigate how teen violence has affected American society over the decades since the 1950s. Do you think teen violence has worsened? If so, what factors have attributed to this rise?

The sheriff's description of Arnold, as a person who "don't feel nothing," describes sociopaths. Investigate sociopathic behavior and then determine whether or not you believe Arnold to be a sociopath.

The 1950s, when this story was written, is generally regarded as a period epitomized by happy families, economic prosperity, and strong moral values. How do you think typical readers of the...

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