The Children of Men Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the motivation for power. Which characters in the novel are seeking it, and for what reason?

What does the Coronation Ring represent? Do you feel it is right for either Xan or Theo to wear it?

Discuss Theo's feelings towards Julian. Are they always positive? What do you think will happen between them after the novel ends?

Explain the importance of Woolcombe. Why do you think Theo regards it more as a home than Xan? What was its role in Xan and Theo's relationship?

Compare and contrast Theo and Xan. Do you think they represent good and evil, or do you think they represent a mixture? Do you believe Theo will follow in Xan's footsteps as the Warden of England? Do you think the Council will allow that? Will he make a better Warden than his cousin? Was Xan a good Warden?

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