The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

What is the symbolism behind Tee Bob using a letter opener to kill himself?

Topic 2

How does Mary Agnes’s treatment of Tee Bob reflect the overall attitude of the Creoles toward other races?

Topic 3

In what ways does the Introduction establish the narrative approach for the rest of the novel?

Topic 4

Does Joe Pittman’s willingness to pay Colonel Dye undermine his position as an opposing force to the white power structure?

Topic 5

How does Jane’s final referral to Mr. Samson as simply Robert demonstrate her change in attitude regarding race and social status?

Topic 6

How does Ned’s taking of his mother’s flint foreshadow his later development as a leader?

Topic 7

How does Jane’s trip to Madame Gautier undermine her husband’s quest to prove his masculinity?

Topic 8

How does the breaking of the levees fit into the overall theme of...

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