Flyin' West Discussion Questions

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The land given away by the Homestead Act of 1862 was originally settled by Native Ameri-cans. Research how and when the Native Ameri-cans lost their land to colonists and pioneers. Write an essay about this land, addressing what the land meant to the Native Americans and what it meant to the homesteaders. Do you feel that one group was more deserving of the land than the other?

Why do you think Cleage chose Flyin' West as the title of this play, and do you think it is a good title? Explain your answer, and also suggest three other titles for the play.

Read Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe or watch the 1991 movie version, Fried Green Tomatoes. Write an essay

as if you are a film critic comparing and contrasting Flagg's story and Flyin' West.

Sophie describes the negative reactions of many of...

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