Through the main characters of The Cone-Gatherers, the author explores ideas of good and evil, and conflicts that exists both between and within them.
Why are the woods so important to Duror?
It is a place to walk the dogs
It is a place for respite and escape
It is a place to hunt
What does Calum represent for Duror?
The personification of innocence
The personification of hope
The personification of Duror’s ugly and inhibited life
Where does Calum feel most at home?
In the tree-tops
On the ground
In the car
What does Calum come to represent in the novel?
What angers Neil about Lady Runcie-Campbell?
Her mistreatment of the brothers
Her parenting skills
Her affair with Duror
Why does Neil not come to Roderick’s aid?
He hates climbing trees
He does not know Roderick needs help
He wants to make the point he is not a servant
What is Lady Runcie-Campbell’s internal conflict about?
Whether she should follow the demands of her class or her religion
Whether Roderick should stay at home or go to school
Whether she should visit Duror’s wife or not
Why does Roderick try to visit the cone-gatherers with cake?
He wants to upset his mother
To atone for his mother’s misconduct
He is running away
Who does Roderick most resemble in his ideology?
Who does Calum remind us of at the end of the novel?