5. Why does Despereaux reveal himself to the King and the Princess?
6. What happens when Pea smiles at Despereaux?
7. Why do the other mice say Despereaux cannot be trusted?
8. Why doesn't Lester defend his son?
Being a Non-ConformistDespereaux is a non-conformist--that is, he behaves differently from the other mice. He refuses to nibble the pages of books, isn't interested in searching for crumbs, and he shocks his family by allowing himself to be seen by humans. When he is caught talking to a human, the Mouse Council sentences him to the dungeon.Think about a time that you were a non-conformist. What led you to behave differently from everyone else? How did other people react? How did you feel? What did you learn from your experience?Write two paragraphs below, describing your experience as a non-conformist.