Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is cruel about the way Roland inspires Susannah to learn to shoot properly?
Roland teaches Susannah to fire his gun, but finds she does not have the proper anger to care about what she is doing. For this reason, Roland invokes memories of Susannah's past, specifically about the Honk Mahfuhs who once tortured her mercilessly.
2. Roland is distracted in the first chapter. What does he tell Susannah is causing this distraction?
Roland is distracted in the first chapter not just because he suffered a terrible injury in the end of the previous novel, but because he has been having dreams of dual realities. These dreams are so real that Roland cannot be sure which reality is the true one, making him believe he is going insane.
3. What noise causes Susannah and Roland to rush back to their camp?
Susannah are off shooting when they hear the sound of trees falling near their camp. For this reason, Susannah and Roland rush back to their camp, with Roland carrying Susannah rather than wait for her to navigate the trail with her wheelchair.
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