IMPACT OF STORIES
Please answer these questions one paragraph each. at least 10 sentences for each one.
1. The book “the prologue of There There” by Tommy Orange, provides a historical overview of how Native populations were systematically stripped of their identity, their rights, their land, and, in some cases, their very existence by colonialist forces in America. How did reading this section make you feel? How does the prologue set the tone for the reader? Discuss the use of the Indian head as iconography. How does this relate to the erasure of Native identity in American culture?
2. Louise considers the issue of freewill on page 131 of “Story of Your Life.” What do you think of her conclusion? How do you understand free will in your own life?
3. There is a lot of storytelling in The Life of Pi. Is there a relationship between religion and storytelling? Is religion a form of storytelling? Is there a theological dimension to storytelling?