The Curing Woman Discussion Questions

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Are traditional methods of healing, such as curanderismo, a valuable complement to modern medicine, or are they made up mostly of outdated superstitions? Explain your answer based on your research.

Research the Mexican Revolution of the 1910s that is mentioned in "The Curing Woman." Why did the revolution take place, and what was the outcome?

What role, if any, do faith and belief have in healing? Should a cure work regardless of whether the patient believes it will?

Provide a definition for "magical realism" along with some examples of other writers who have used this element in their stories. Does magical realism take the reader closer to the truth about all aspects of life in a way that simple realism cannot? If so, in what sense?

Research and discuss some aspects of traditional Mexican culture and belief. Is it important for Mexican...

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