House Made of Dawn Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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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?

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?

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 go? Why?

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