Mississippi Chariot Topics for Discussion

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1. Characterize Shortning. How does he grow and change during the story?

2. How does Shortning's friendship with Hawk deepen the novel's examination of race relationships?

3. How does Peanuts's role communicate family values and develop the significance of female contribution in the plot? How would this novel be changed if the main character was a female who was helped and comforted by a younger brother?

4. Study the significance of the word "chariot" in Negro spirituals, and then apply what you learn to an explanation of the title's significance.

5. Characterize the antagonist Sheriff Titus Clark. Why is his character essential?

6. List the events that lead to Shortning and Hawk playing at Hawk's house.

7. Compare and contrast Shortning and Hawk.

8. Describe how Hawk develops Shortning's character. What does Shortning learn from him?

9. Name two important themes the author conveys through her story. What positive messages does she suggest...

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