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What is the difference between killing for fun and killing for sport? Where does one draw the line?

How do hunting and fishing affect Bobby's life?

Do you think Bobby is correct to stay home from summer camp? Which is more valuable, good things that are familiar, or good things that are new?

Why does Bobby talk so little about his parents?

Who is really in charge in the marriage between the Old Man and Miss Lottie? How can you tell?

What are some of the life lessons the Old Man wanted Bobby to learn from his experiences?

Which provides a better education: school or experiencing life outdoors? Are there certain areas of knowledge that work better with one or the other?

Examine the ethics of Bobby tagging along on a Coast Guard rum chasing ship.

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