5. Why is the narrator’s comment, “as though something indecent had been said,” ironic?
6. Compare and contrast the approaches of Jack, Ralph, and Roger to dealing with checking the top of the mountain for the beast and their responses to what they found atop the mountain. What is your reaction to their attitudes? How does the point of view contribute to your reaction?
Discuss questions as a group. After the discussion, journal about which character you’d like to play in a movie version of the story…explain why.