Essay Topic 1
How does it affect Jane's sense of guilt when her father is described as a feudal lord? Compare Jane's behavior with her father's toward the village, Mormons and Gentiles. What is the same? What is different? What about Jane's relationship with Milly? If Jane's father was indeed married to Milly, what relation is she to Jane?
Essay Topic 2
What is the symbolism of the sage? How does the sage define the lives of the characters? Start when Venters chooses to go sleep in the sage instead of sleeping indoors. Does the sage mean freedom? Peace? What?
Essay Topic 3
What is the symbolism of the horses? Describe the bet about the fastest horse. Why does Venters lie when Jane asked which horse was the fastest? What is the meaning of Venters shooting Wrangle?
Essay Topic 4
Describe the role of women, men, and elders in the Mormon church...
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