Questions to discuss
- What was the film about?
- Why do you think this film is called “The Butterfly Circus”?
- Who is your favorite character? Why?
- Which part of the film is your favorite?
- How do you think Will felt when he was part of the sideshow in the first circus?
- What did Will think about himself at the end of the film?
- Why do you think Will spat on Mr. Mendez?
- In what way did Will change after he joined the Butterfly Circus?
- The film took place some decades ago. Do you think people would treat Will differently today?
- Have you experienced something that changed how you look at yourself, for better or for worse? If so, what was it?
- What was Mr. Mendez greatest strength?
- Mr. Mendez said, “I think you’ll manage” to Will when he was floundering. Why did he do that?
- Which part of the film can help you become a better student?
- What was good about the film?
- Was there something that you did not like? Why?
- What happened the next day?