The Indian Uprising Discussion Questions

This Study Guide consists of approximately 39 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Indian Uprising.
This section contains 206 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Indian Uprising Study Guide

Donald Barthelme does not provide extensive backgrounds for the characters in his story. Choose two characters from the story and create past and future lives for them. Where are they from? What kind of education do they have? What kinds of jobs did they hold before the battle? What are their families like? What will happen to them after the battle is over?

Critics have considered whether the Vietnam War, the antiwar protests, and the history and legends of America's West might have influenced Barthelme's writing of this story. Research the history of one of these events or periods and write a brief persuasive essay on whether it contributed to the story, supporting your argument with examples.

There are two scenes of torture in the story. Investigate which countries are believed to use torture to interrogate prisoners and what international organizations, such...

(read more)

This section contains 206 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Indian Uprising Study Guide
Copyrights
Gale
The Indian Uprising from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook