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The Prince and the Pauper Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Does it seem believable to you that merely by exchanging their clothing, Tom and Edward would make everyone think that their identities were reversed? What explanation could you give for why Henry VIII would not realize that Tom was not the true prince or that Mrs. Canty would not be convinced that Edward was not her son?

Why do you think Miles Hendon is so kind to Edward? After all, he thinks this is a pauper boy suffering from the mad delusion that he is the Prince of Wales. Why is Miles so determined to help this beleaguered child against all enemies?

Why are all the common people so mean to Edward, just because he insists he is the prince? It is understandable that they would not believe him, but why do so many of them taunt, ridicule, and even beat him when he makes this claim...

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