Essay Topic 1
In the first Epigraph excerpt from H.S. Curie's gleaning journal, what does she mean when she questions that if scythes did not feel remorse, "What monsters would we be?" (3)? What is her gleaning philosophy?
Essay Topic 2
What is the reason that a sythe’s gown cannot be black? What are scythes supposed to stand for? Do scythes evoke an aura of lightness or darkness in people? Is this ironic?
Essay Topic 3
What is the first requirement for becoming a scythe? Why does this seem counterintuitive? Do you think it is a good rule?
Essay Topic 4
Why does H.S. Curie glean when she believes it is the most difficult thing is to do? What eternal costs does she fear could be in store for her?
Essay Topic 5
In the Epigraph excerpt at the beginning of Part 2, Chapter 11, H.S. Curie ponders, "If we are not...
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