The Dead of the House Discussion Questions

Hannah Green
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Research the history of Native American cultures in the Ohio Valley. Write a history of the Nye family from the perspective of the people whose land was taken.

Read the first chapter of James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man and compare it to the first section of The Dead of the House. How do Joyce and Green convey the experience of childhood through their narrative techniques?

Apart from Eugenia, African Americans are invisible in this novel. Read Tom Morrison's Beloved and compare her version of Ohio history with Green's.

The Dead of the House is a semi-autobiographical novel that contains many autobiographical and biographical texts. Write an autobiography of yourself that includes the texts of your family's lives

In a 1972 New York Times Review of Books article, critic Richard Elman said that reading The Dead of the House...

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