August 16, 2010 – August 22, 2010
The Aubreyad Press Gang Epic Adventure Week Seventeen
1. When Sophie and Stephen meet at the beginning of the chapter, they “looked so pleased that a casual observer would have sworn they were lovers”. Why are Sophie and Steven so fond of one another, and why is that fondness not romantic?
2. Sophie finds visiting the cottagers “wretched and shameful” because the women she’s visiting know more about life than she does. What does it say about her character that she feels this way, and that she expresses these feelings, in this time period?
3. What does it say about the state of Jack and Stephen’s friendship that Jack hesitates to borrow money from him?
4. What is the meaning of Heneage Dundas’ signal (“The Lord taketh no pleasure
in the strength of an horse”). Do you think it was the signal he meant to send? Does it relate to the novel in any way?
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Dr. Maturin suggests further reading: