Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories Topics for Discussion

Ghassan Kanafani
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From "Men in the Sun," compare and contrast Abul Khaizuran with the fat proprietor who smuggles men for fifteen dinars.

In "Men in the Sun," how are the three refugees' stories and hopes alike? How are they different?

How is the orange from "The Land of the Sad Oranges" symbolic? Who or what does it symbolize? Justify your answer.

Superstition plays a large role in "If You Were a Horse." Explain how the father and the son both disregard and adhere to superstition.

In "A Hand in the Grave," why is it ironic that Nabil and Suhail's attempt at robbing a grave changes their career paths? (Suhail is expelled for insanity while Nabil transfers to law school because he cannot stand the sight of a skeleton.)

In "Umm Saad," describe the several ways that Umm Saad shows her extreme love for her son, Saad...

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