Master and Commander Discussion Questions Ch. 12

Actual footage of the APG forcing their friends to read the Aubreyad! For their own good (and the good of the service) of course.

Upon first starting this website I also started something I called The Aubreyad Press Gang to do a group read of the series. We got through the first and second novels before the project fell by the wayside, but the discussion questions remain. Perhaps someday the APG will set sail once more…


June 14, 2010 – June 20, 2010
The Aubreyad Press Gang Epic Adventure Week Nine

1. How does Stephen’s conversation with Dr. Ramis regarding emotion and the expression of emotion shed light on the novel’s primary characters (Jack, Stephen and Dillon)? Do you think his theory is correct?

2. While observing the action with the Hannibal, Jack lies easily to Captain Christy-Palliere. How does this fit in with Jack’s code of honor, and what does it say about his character?

3. How does Captain Ferris’ reaction to striking his colors contrast with Jack’s? Which reaction strikes you as more natural? Is it even possible for Jack to have reacted in the same way as Ferris?

4. After meeting with Saumarez, “Jack, almost for the first time in his life, was by no means sure of his perfect comprehension, natural intelligence and penetration”. What has finally caused him to come to this realization? Do you think it will lead to any change in his character?

5. Did you ever doubt the outcome of Jack’s Court Martial? Why or why not?

Finishing Up

1. FVs: What did you think of Master and Commander?
OHs: How many times have you read Master and Commander, and did you notice any differences this time?

2. What was your favorite part of the book and why?

3. Do you have any suggestions for the APG group read?

Questions by your captain.

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