Little Big Man Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

Author Thomas Berger places Jack Crabb’s narrative in a framework established by Ralph Snell, who is not introduced in a flattering fashion. Discuss whether Fielding’s reliability (or unreliability) helps or hinders the believability of Jack Crabb’s story.

Topic 2

Jack says that Silas Pendrake “never seemed to know how to act natural except when eating.” Why is eating the only thing he does naturally?

Topic 3

According to this book, Native Americans and whites do not understand each other. They do not understand how each other hunt, how each other fight, how each other organize their societies. Those misunderstandings drive them into what seems to be inevitable conflict. On the other hand, Jack lives in both worlds—the Native American and the white. What is Berger trying to say about the possibility for coexistence of traits historically associated with each people?

Topic 4

Jack Crabb admits...

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