The View from Saturday Discussion Questions

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Discuss the theme of kindness and cruelty in the novel. Where do the characters find cruelty, and how do they come to recognize kindness? How does this relate to Mr. Singh's assertion that one "must know of something's existence before you can notice its absence"?

Give three examples in the novel of chicken-and-egg questions. How are these questions answered in the book? What do those answers mean to the characters?

What is the significance of Julian's little ivory monkey? Why does Julian use the monkey to persuade his friends to help Mrs. Olinski?

Who picked whom: Mrs. Olinski or The Souls? Support your assertion with examples from the book.

What is the significance of the name The Souls? Why do you think the name is appropriate for their group?

Which is more important to The Souls' success, their knowledge of facts or their understanding of feelings? Support...

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