Day 4

Cat's Cradle Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does Frank's eschewing of responsibility in San Lorenzo mimic his adolescent life in Ilium?

    Discussion may begin by drawing parallels between Frank and his father. Both are men of science, and both seek out a lifestyle that allows them to operate behind the scenes, never truly beholden to other people or the consequences of their actions.

    From here, we can see how Frank's attitude toward the model city in the basement of Jack's Hobby Shop is not unlike his attitude toward San Lorenzo. Again, Frank seeks to occupy a world where he doesn't have to worry about what others think about him or his opinions. He gives up Mona's hand in marriage without a second thought, which...

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