Sophie carries a shotgun with her wherever she goes. What does this say about Sophie and about the town of Nicodemus, Kansas?
Research Kansas as it was in the 1890s and write about what daily life is like for an African American there. How well do the characters in the play portray the average black person in Kansas of those times?
Research and discuss plantation life as seen in the eyes of a slave. Compare this to what Miss Leah's early life was like.
Compare and contrast cultural differences between Nicodemus and Memphis.
Write about what Minnie's life as the youngest sister is like. How does where Minnie's life is heading compare to where black independence is heading?
Miss Leah remarks that everything they do is all for the children. How and why are children so important to Miss Leah?
If Frank feels the need to change Minnie...
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