*Use may wish to use these to help develop your thesis statement.
What causes jealousy between friends?
What factors seem to be a threat to friendship?
Is war a necessary evil?
Is sin inevitable?
Is redemption possible?
How should we deal with guilt?
Does competition bring out the best or worst in people?
Is the loss of innocence inevitable?
What does the author’s attitude toward war seem to be?
What does the author’s attitude toward human nature seem to be?
How do the effects of war on this generation compare to the effects on the boys in the novel?
Do we need to accept the reality of evil in the human heart & world to survive?