Henderson the Rain King Topics for Discussion

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To what extent is Dahfu correct that all imagination can be converted into actuality?

Are there limits on this ability? To what extent does Dahfu experience them in his own lifetime?

Discuss whether peoples' inside emotions and character are reflected in their physical appearance. To what extent is this true for characters in the novel? Is Henderson's physical appearance an accurate refection of his nature?

Henderson seems to suggest that longing is one of the few characteristics that separates humans from animals. Discuss whether you believe this.

Discuss issues of "good" and "bad" in the novel - Do you think the Arnewi or the Wariri tribe is inherently more "good"? Into which category would Dahfu fall? What about Henderson?

Do you believe that the author's depiction of Africa and Africans is racist? Why or why not?

Henderson believes that he may not be fit...

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