10/16 - 1. What are your thoughts on the novel so far?
2. What is one question that you want to ask about the novel?
10/17 - 1. How do you feel about the Saint of the Pyre? Why do you think Equality had such a connection to this person?
10/23- Explain what you feel the meaning of these quotes are and their significance to the story.
Chapter 7: "The glass box in our arms is like a living heart that gives us strength. We have lied to ourselves. We have not built this box for the good of our brothers" (Rand 76).
Chapter 8: "...we remembered that we are the Damned. We remembered it, and we laughed" (Rand 80).
Chapter 9: "And we felt torn, torn for some word we could not find" (Rand 87).
End of novel: Now that you know the the unspeakable word, do you feel that it was a good word choice by Rand. Why or why not? If no, what do you feel would have been a better, or more powerful, word choice?
English 10 Honors:
Chapter 15: What suprises you the most about what you have read in Ch. 15 thus far? Why?
Chapter 16: This novel has been challenged, and even banned, in many states. The language and racial portrayal in this chapter is one of the reasons that ban supporters use as an example. Do you think this book should be banned, due to its portrayal of racial issues? Why or why not?
Chapters 17-18: Pick out one quote from the reading that stands out to you as a strong quote. Why do you consider this a strong quote? What do you like about it? What significance does it add to the novel?