Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 397
1. The theme of resettling recurs throughout The View from Saturday. Locate these references and describe the context in which they are situated. How do they pertain to The Souls, Mrs. Olinski, and the remaining minor characters?
2. "Everyone—even those who had not had diversity training at taxpayer expense—knew that even though it was correct to recognize a person's ethnicity, it was not correct to comment upon it in public." Is this true? What are other unspoken rules for diversity?
3. How does the turtle analogy reflect Nadia and her father?
4. What important events happen at Sillington House? What do these events tell us about the characters of The View from Saturday?
5. How important for Nadia's personal growth are her experiences in Florida? How do these experiences lay the foundation for the themes of The View from Saturday?
6. What effects on young adult readers are intended by the multiple-voice narration of The View from Saturday? Does this narrative structure confuse them, as Ilene Cooper (see "For further Reference") suggests, or does Konigburg succeed in her aims? What aspects of this narrative method might confuse young readers? What aspects promote a greater subtlety in storytelling?
7. How well developed in the novel are Mrs. Olinski, Nadia, Ethan, Noah, and Julian? Are they well-rounded in the fullest sense of meaning that one may perceive the complexity of their minds and the layers of their personalities? How does Konigsburg try to reveal their inner lives? How successful is she? What,...
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