Essay Topic 1
Discuss the language of the story. Nanapush speaks like nature while Pauline is more civilized. How do these differences work together? How do they present a complete story of the Native Americans?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Nanapush's ties to the land.
Essay Topic 3
Describe Nanapush's character. Does he change from beginning to end? How? What causes any changes?
Essay Topic 4
Describe Fleur's character. Does she change from beginning to end? How? What causes any changes?
Essay Topic 5
Discuss the role of gambling in the lives of Native American and in the story.
Essay Topic 6
Explain the relationship between Fleur and Nanapush. Are they family in a traditional sense? What makes them family? Why do they have such a strong bond?
Essay Topic 7
Discuss the meaning(s) of the book title. What kinds of tracks are there in the book? Are tracks being created or erased or both...
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