Help with Questions to Scarlet Pimpernel: Chapter XXXI

Chapter XXXI

26. Is the Scarlet Pimpernel a less admirable hero for never physically taking on his enemies? What is his ultimate goal as the Scarlet Pimpernel?

27. Why doesn’t Chauvelin have to die at the end of the book for a successful resolution? How does Chauvelin manage to be a threatening villain without ever having to engage in physical combat with the Pimpernel? Use specific examples and descriptions to back up your answers.

28. Why are we attracted to stories of sacrifice? Do you think there would be a time when you would stand up for an ideal? Is this an old-fashioned idea? Why or why not?

29. How has the idea of non-violent protest (Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi) given us new ways to fight injustice? What are the different non-violent ways we can fight injustice today?

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