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?