The Things a Brother Knows Topics for Discussion

Dana Reinhardt
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Why is Boaz so uncommunicative when he came home? How do the various members of the family react and why?

What is the relationships between Levi, Pearl, and Zim? Why does Levi feel slightly disturbed when it is obvious that a romance is beginning between Pearl and Zim?

What is the larger meaning of "brothers" in this story? Describe the different ways in which "brothers" are described or symbolized.

What is the significance of the fact that Levi turned eighteen during his trek with Boaz? What meaning is associated with Zim giving his skateboard to Levi?

Why does Levi shave all his hair off when Boaz and he met with Jack Bradford? What does the action symbolize to Levi?

Why doesn't Boaz want to get into a vehicle? Why does he want to walk everywhere?

Who does Boaz honor at the Vietnam Memorial? What...

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