Essay Topic 1
Compare the roles of Native Americans to the roles of white people in "Centennial." What is revealed through these roles?
Essay Topic 2
How does Lame Beaver come to achieve his status? Analyze Lame Beaver's status in his tribe and the outside world. How does this help and hinder his tribe?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Levi's role in founding Centennial. How is Levi representative of new beginnings?
Essay Topic 4
Examine the theme of stealing in "Centennial."
Essay Topic 5
Analyze how the descriptions of Native American customs and beliefs are used as symbolic representations of the white man's world.
Essay Topic 6
Trace the development of the United States throughout this novel. How does what happens in Centennial reflect the rest of the country?
Essay Topic 7
Analyze the symbolism of gold in this novel.
Essay Topic 8
Compare the farmers to the ranchers. Why did these groups fight? What message is...
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