The Light in the Forest Essay & Project Ideas

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1. True Son's problem is mainly one of identity. Born white and raised as a Native American, he is confused after his short stay with his white family. In what ways does this make him the enemy of both groups at the end? Is he more Native American or white?

2. Richter attempts through plot, diction, characterization, and setting to give an objective account of the enmity between the settlers and Native Americans. Critics feel that in spite of his conscious efforts to remain objective, the author's sympathy for the Native Americans is apparent. Do you agree? If so, in what ways, subtle or direct, does Richter convey this attitude?

3. Discuss the title The Light in the Forest. What does it mean, and does it accurately reflect the themes of the novel?

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