A Language Older Than Words Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Derrick Jensen
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the idea of silencing as introduced by Jensen in the first chapter of his book. Do you believe he is correct in his interpretation of the way humans behave? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

What role do Jensen's school years play in his development?

Essay Topic 3

How do the cultural eyeglasses determine the way the people perceive the things that happen around them? What makes up or creates these cultural eyeglasses?

Essay Topic 4

In his chapter "Claims to Virtue," Jensen mentions that Jesus is a feminist of sorts. Search the Christian Bible for examples of Jesus' actions that may have lead Jensen to this conclusion. Describe what you find and explain if you agree or disagree with Jensen's belief.

Essay Topic 5

Jensen refers in his chapter "Seeking a Third Way" to an incident when he spoke out against a woman who disciplined her child...

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