A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Questions for Study
What elements of the Yankee's character make him so peculiarly suited to the task of modernizing Arthurian Britain?
What flaws appear in the Yankee's character?
Examine the Yankee's view of the Catholic Church and freedom of religion.
What does the Yankee regard as the true source of political power, and what form of government does he consider ideal?
Why does Twain include excerpts from Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur, and what is the significance of the characters' reactions to them?
Discuss Clarence's development under the Yankee's influence.
Discuss the Yankee's portrayal as an outsider.
What is the significance of the book's ending?
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