Tricks Topics for Discussion

Ellen Hopkins
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Discuss the theme of degenerative culture in Ellen Hopkin's novel Tricks. In what ways is degenerative culture apparent? In what ways do the five main characters succumb to this kind of culture? Why?

Discuss the presence of God and religion in Ellen Hopkins's novel Tricks. In what ways is religion used poorly? In what ways is religion used rightly? What are the relationships of each of the five main characters with God? Do these relationships change over time? If so, how?

Discuss the failure of parents in the novel Tricks by Ellen Hopkins. Talk about each of the parents who appear in the novel, and how they fail each of their children. What effects do these failures have? Is responsibility ultimately something that resides with the parents, or the children? Why?

Child prostitution is a major theme in Ellen Hopkin's novel Tricks. Each of...

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