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A Gathering of Old Men Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Further Study

Have race relations improved in the United States since the 1970s? What are some of the problems associated with race relations and how can they be addressed in a constructive manner?

Gaines is sometimes accused of creating negative stereotypes in his portrayal of white people. Is there any truth in this in A Gathering of Old Men? How are the whites such as Mapes, Fix Boutan, Gil Boutan, and Luke Will presented?

What role do the black women play in the novel? Do they share in the empowering of the black men? What kind of relationship do black men such as Chimley and Mat have with their wives?

Choose a character from the novel and write a narration of the trial scene from that person's point of view.

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