'The Wind in the Willows' Questions for Study and Discussions

The Wind in the Willows is a famous book about animals, by Kenneth Grahame. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.

  • What is significant about the title?
  • What are the conflicts in The Wind in the Willows? What types of conflict (physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional) do you see?
  • How does Kenneth Grahame reveal character in The Wind in the Willows?
  • What are some themes in the story? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
  • What are some symbols in The Wind in the Willows? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
  • Is Badger (Mr. Badger) consistent in his actions? Is he a fully developed character? How? Why?
  • Does Badger change and/or develop as a character?
  • How does Badger relate to other characters in the book?
  • Do you find the characters likable? Are the characters creatures you would want to meet?
  • Does the story end the way you expected? How? Why?
  • What is the central/primary purpose of the story? Is the purpose important or meaningful?
  • How does the past figure into the novel?
  • How essential is the setting to the story? Could the story have taken place anywhere else?
  • Would you recommend this book to a friend?​
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Lombardi, Esther. "'The Wind in the Willows' Questions for Study and Discussions." ThoughtCo, Feb. 25, 2017, thoughtco.com/wind-in-the-willows-study-questions-741935. Lombardi, Esther. (2017, February 25). 'The Wind in the Willows' Questions for Study and Discussions. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/wind-in-the-willows-study-questions-741935 Lombardi, Esther. "'The Wind in the Willows' Questions for Study and Discussions." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/wind-in-the-willows-study-questions-741935 (accessed November 25, 2017).