is Moral Sense? How does Satan turn
upside down the boys’ arguments on the need for morality? How does Twain make
you think or rethink morality? Is evil a construct of limited understanding or
an unfair burden on morality?
does The Mysterious Stranger explore
Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest?
Is there a sense of survival or evolution in the novel or is there a
sense of stagnancy.
does Twain explore the concepts of Naturalism and/or Realism in this novella?
How would you classify the story as one or the other?
does Twain use parody and comedy in juxtaposition with darker images to create
mood or illustrate a theme ?