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The Ancient Child Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

N. Scott Momaday writes masterful descriptions of nature, people and settings. Describe how his word choices and sentence structures affect the reader.

Contrast Set's old life to the one he lives as the bear.

Speculate on the impacts that early childhood experiences had on Set's old life before he starts becoming the bear.

What is Grey trying to accomplish by confronting Dwight Dicks while she wears the skull mask?

Why might it be better to live a warrior's life than a peacemaker's? Why might a peacemaker's life be better than a warrior's?

Of the Native American philosophies revealed, which are different from other religious philosophies? Which are similar?

Why are some chapters very short while others are longer? How does this technique work for moving the story forward?

Debate the question, should peyote use be allowed in Native American ceremonies?

Why does Grey name her horse "Dog...

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