Short Essay Questions Key
1. How do some of the events of Betty's childhood foreshadow what she is about to cover later in the book?
Several of Betty's childhood events serve to foreshadow events that are yet to be covered by the author. For example, as a child she has a brief near-death experience, foreshadowing the major one she is about to describe. Also, she explains that much of what she learned as a child was contradictory, leaving her with many unanswered questions. This foreshadows the answers she is about to receive through the major near-death experience covered in this book.
2. As a child, how does Betty learn to fear God?
Betty is sent to a strict boarding school as a child where the nuns use punishment to control and demean the children. Because the nuns are religious and supposedly special in God's eyes, Betty learns to fear and distrust God.
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