Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why do the men from Ruby go to the Convent?
The men go to the Convent because they believe the women at the Convent are responsible for a series of events which have negatively affected the town of Ruby. They are determined whatever is necessary to eliminate the threat from the convent.
2. How do the men from Ruby justify such drastic action against the women at the Convent?
The men from Ruby believe they are not subject to the same laws as other communities. They believe they are exempt from "white law," and they believe they have the right to do whatever is necessary to protect their community.
3. Why is the town of Ruby not a place that attracts travelers?
Ruby does not attract travelers because there are no commercial businesses that cater to travelers. While the tiny town has three churches, it does not have a single hotel or a diner.
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