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'The Wind in the Willows' Questions for Study and Discussions

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Study Guide The Wind in the Willows is a famous book about animals, by Kenneth Grahame. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
  • What is significant about the title?

  • What are the conflicts in The Wind in the Willows? What types of conflict (physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional) do you see?

  • How does Kenneth Grahame reveal character in The Wind in the Willows?

  • What are some themes in the story? How do they relate to the plot and characters?

  • What are some symbols in The Wind in the Willows? How do they relate to the plot and characters?

  • Is Badger (Mr. Badger) consistent in his actions? Is he a fully developed character? How? Why?

  • Does Badger change and/or develop as a character?

  • How does Badger relate to other characters in the book?

  • Do you find the characters likable? Are the characters creatures you would want to meet?

  • Does the story end the way you expected? How? Why?

  • What is the central/primary purpose of the story? Is the purpose important or meaningful?

  • How does the past figure into the novel?

  • How essential is the setting to the story? Could the story have taken place anywhere else?

  • Would you recommend this book to a friend?

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