Essay Topic 1
While the title of this book refers to a specific location, it seems to also refer to other themes which are addressed in the book.
Part 1: How does the idea of 'dawn' relate to the events which take place in this story?
Part 2: How does the idea of 'dawn' relate to Abel's life and experiences in the story?
Part 3: Why do you think M. Scott Momaday chose the title he did?
Essay Topic 2
The initial opening with the trap that did not catch what it was intended to catch seems to be symbolic for the rest of the manuscript.
Part 1: In what way is Abel trapped in this story? Could he have avoided his trap?
Part 2: What other characters might be seen as trapped? Why?
Part 3: What might the symbolic dead body floating down the stream refer to in the story? Who also has been let...
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