The Shipping News Topics for Discussion

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Discuss Quoyle's transformation from the beginning of the story to the end.

Once Quoyle moves to Newfoundland, how does Quoyle reconcile the way he is compared to the stories he hears of the Quoyles of old?

Discuss the significance of different quotes and knots as part of each chapter heading.

Discuss the role that the sea and the weather play in the story. How important are they to the story? Could this story be as effective if located in a different location?

Discuss the transformation of Quoyle's aunt. What makes her character significant to the story?

Quoyle is referred to as a third-rate newspaperman at the beginning of the story. What is it that leads him to transform the Shipping News and become the managing editor of the Gammy Bird?

Discuss the relationship between Quoyle and Wavey. Their courtship seems to be a series...

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