The Black Cauldron Topics for Discussion

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What does Taran learn about pride in his adventure? Is pride dangerous and why? Can it ever be a good thing? What kinds of things should a person be proud of, and when is pride inappropriate?

Why is friendship important and how is this shown throughout the story?

Discuss Taran's sacrifices in the story. What things is he asked to give up? Which is the hardest for him and why? What do Taran's sacrifices show about his character?

Adaon claims that there is a 'black beast' tormenting Ellidyr. What does he mean by this? What is the symbolism of the 'black beast'? How are Adaon's words proved true?

Discuss the theme of honour in this story. What is honour and how does a person earn it? Which characters are mistaken about honour and why? What has Taran learned about honour by the end of...

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