Essay Topic 1
Loomis's vision is an important element in the play. Discuss the meaning and significance of this vision.
1) What do the bones walking on water signify? Why do they sink? Why are they washed to shore?
2) Why is Loomis one of the sets of bones that washes to shore? Why can't he rise up and walk away like the other people?
3) What does the road signify in the vision? Why do the washed-up people walk down the road in different directions?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the play, there are forces that bind people and forces that tear people apart. Discuss these forces.
1) What types of things bind people to each other and to places and lives in the play? Are these things good or bad, or are some good and some bad? How do negative binding forces (like the chains of slavery) affect the other things that bind...
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