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A Town Like Alice Study Guide
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- A Town Like Alice Study Guide
- A Town Like Alice Study Guide Ch 6-10
A Town like Alice most appropriately conforms to the genre of the sociological novel. The book portrays a community and how it deals with the changes due to world conflicts.
"Grief and mourning had ceased to trouble them; death was a reality to be avoided and fought, but when it came - well, it was just one of those things. After a person had died there were certain things that had to be done, the straightening of the limbs, the grave, the cross, the entry in a diary saying who had died and just exactly where the grave was. That was the end of it; they had no energy for afterthoughts."
- Who is the narrator of this story? What is the point of view?
- What is the purpose for the meeting of James Macfadden and Mr. Strachen?
- How old must Jean Paget be in order to receive the estate?
- What relation is Jean to Macfadden?
- During the war, what does Donald do?
- What is Jean's occupation?
- What one thing does Mr. Strachen have to obtain in order to give the estate to Jean?
- What is the time period and setting of this story?
- What does the doctor decide was Donald's cause of death?
- Who invades Malaya? Why do they invade?
- Why is Jean in Malaya at the start of the war?
- What has Jean been doing since the day the Japanese took over her town?
- Explain the feelings of the women when the male family members are taken from them.
- Explain why Jean doesn't stay in Malaya as a teenager, and when does she return there?
- Explain Jean's route of escape as the Japanese get closer.
- Explain the difference in how the men and women are treated differently by the Japanese.
- Of the women that stay behind, who makes the best leader, and why?
- Compare and contrast Mrs. Horsefall and Jean Paget.
- Describe the British attitude in Malaya prior to the Japanese invasion.
- Describe the British attitude in Malaya in the few days after the Japanese invasion.
- Why are the women not placed in a camp?
- Why Jean is suffering the effects of disease, what does she think about to give herself comfort?
- Describe the food given to the women and children.
- What is the marching pattern of the group?
- How many children does Eileen Holland have, and what is her character/personality like?
- What spurs Jean to begin to tell her story to Mr. Strachen about being a prisoner of war?
- Explain why taking care of Johnnie Horsefall does Mrs. Frith a world of good.
- What does Joe Harmon nickname Jean? What is the significance of the name?
- Do Jean and the other women find their English clothes efficient? Explain.
- How does Mrs. Holland's baby, Robin, fare in the march?
- Describe Ellen Forbes' character/personality and how it leads to her disappearance.
- When the women hear the news that they are no longer going to Singapore, how do they react?
- What symptoms and which diseases quickly spread to the children, and eventually kill four children?
- After Freddie Holland dies, what does Mrs. Holland do with her baby?
- Who are the two mechanics, and what are they doing in Malaya?
- Explain why the Australians want to help Jean and the women.
- How do the Aussies help and inspire the women?
- Compare Jean Paget to Joe Harman.
- How is Joe's punishment a parody of a Biblical event?
- Explain the feeling developing between Jean and Joe.
- How does Jean feel about Joe's punishment?
- What is ironic about the women's morale?
- Who is the spiritual leader among the women and always knows when it is Sunday?
- Why is Joe Harman seen as a god?
- Why else could the women have done if they had not stayed and worked at Kuala Telang?
- Why does Jean want to build a well?
- How does Jean's decision to build the well end up changing her life?
- What disgraces Captain Sugamo?
- What happened to Joe after Jean saw him crucified?
- What do the women decide to do with the children on their day of rest?
- Why is Joe Harman taken off the tree?
- Why do the woman take good care of the Japanese guard when he is sick?
- What is ironic about the statement, "Her darkness had been lightened by the well diggers."
- Why does Jean want to get in touch with Joe Harman after the war?
- Why can't Strachen continue reading Horace in Latin?
- Why does Harman go to England, and why doesn't Strachen give him Jean's address?
- What makes Alice Springs an appealing town?
- Explain the Golden Casket and its significance for Joe Harman.
- Explain why Willstown is not an appealing place for women to live in.
- After Jean discovers that Joe is still living, what does she do?
- Why does Joe Harman wait so long to search for Jean?