What type of student is Coates - describe him using specifics from the text. Throughout the thread, some things you could discuss in depth:
Would you say he’s a good student? A bad student?
- What is his attitude towards education?
- What is the point of education - from his perspective as a young man, as an adult, from your perspective.
Additionally, you could/should draw comparisons between his attitude towards learning and education, and your own.