Objective: In Act 1, Scene 1 of Millennium Approaches, Rabbi Chemelwitz eulogizes Sarah Ironson by expounding on the journey that she and her generation made from the Old World to America, bearing the Old World with them. He argues that such great journeys no longer exist. The objective of this lesson is to examine the theme of migration in the play
1) 1. For class discussion: In the beginning of the play, we hear about an old religion - Judaism - before meeting a practitioner of a newer one - Mormonism. Discuss with the class how migration figures prominently in both of these faiths. What other references to movement, migration, and transit exist in this section of reading?
2. For class discussion: In Chemelwitz's eulogy, he states that America does not really exist; it is merely a collection of other cultures. Do you believe there is an American culture that exists separately...
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