Night of the Whale

by Jerry Spinelli

Start Free Trial

Topics for Discussion

Download PDF PDF Page Citation Cite Share Link Share

Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 159

1. Mouse equates maturity with physical prowess. Why is this an indication of his immaturity?

Writing an essay?
Get a custom outline

Our Essay Lab can help you tackle any essay assignment within seconds, whether you’re studying Macbeth or the American Revolution. Try it today!

Start an Essay

2. Lauren is initially shown as being vain and shallow. She is especially upset about the idea that her friends might discover that Paul has dumped her. Yet she ends up being admirable. What happens to her to cause the change in Mouse's and the reader's view of her?

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access

3. Is the most admirable character in the novel Wags? Why?

4. The book's title as well as the last third of the book center on the attempt to rescue the whales. Should the people attempt to rescue them, or should they do what Hacksaw wants?

5. At the end of the novel, Digger will stay to help take care of the surviving calf. Yet Sandy has not yet told him that the calf has very little, if any, chance of surviving. Should she tell him at once, or is she right to let him remain hopeful for a while?

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access
Previous

Ideas for Reports and Papers