The Grass Is Singing Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Introducing so many of Lessing's recurring themes, The Grass Is Singing remains a solid selection to explore the issues surrounding them and how they have changed over the last fifty years.

1. Lessing provides two epigraphs to the novel. One is an excerpt from T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land and the other is from an unknown author: "It is by the failures and misfits of a civilization that one can best judge its weaknesses."

How does Lessing's novel reflect the epigraphs that she chooses to precede it?

2. Why is the title fitting in this story? 3. Is this novel still relevant in depicting racial relationships or does it represent a period of history that no longer exists?

4. Is this novel a tragedy? If so, who is the tragic figure?

5. How does the novel support the dictum "the personal is the political"?

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