When the Tripods Came Topics for Discussion

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In what ways does the quote from the Preface (see Quotes, Preface, p. vi) relate to the action of the narrative?

Research and discuss ways the quote from the Preface (see Quotes, Preface, p. vi) relates or applies to other conflicts—military, moral, social, or terrorist, for examples.

Do you think that the apparently easy defeat of the Tripods in Chapter 1 is a genuine defeat, or do you think it was all part of their master plan for world domination? Where do you think the kidnapping of the farmer, and the eventual discovery that his brain was dissected, fits into the Tripods' plans—did the dissection trigger the plan, or was the dissection part of the plan? Explain and justify your answer.

Discuss ways in which the book's plot and sub-plot interact. In other words, in what ways do events in the...

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