The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel Topics for Discussion

David Wroblewski
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David Wroeblewski's "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" has been called a reinvention of Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Identify, compare, and contrast characters, story plots, and components of Edgar's story with Hamlet's story.

Discuss the theme of loyalty in the novel "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle." In what ways is loyalty demonstrated between the dogs and Edgar? In what ways is loyalty demonstrated between Edgar, his mother, his father, and his uncle? Why is loyalty such a core theme of the novel?

Discuss the theme of family in the novel "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle". In what ways does family matter in the novel? Why? In what places does the idea of family break down? How does this occur and why?

When Edgar sets off into the wilderness, his original goal is Canada. He later changes his mind and decides to return to the family farm to...

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