Blackberry Winter Discussion Questions

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What were the lives of tobacco farmers like early in the century? What is likely to happen to the families whose crops are washed away in the flood?

There are many interpretations of what the narrator means when he says he did follow the tramp "all the years." What do you think he means? Write a brief narrative describing what happens to Seth during those thirty-five years.

The story provides no motivation for the tramp's behavior. What do you think he wants when he walks up to the farmhouse? Does Seth's mother's fearlessness make him change his plans?

The whole town seems to be represented at the bridge over the flooding creek. Describe the social and economic structure of the area where Seth's family lives.

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