Moloka'i Topics for Discussion

Alan Brennert
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In the strictest sense, "epic" usually refers to poetry, but novels can be epic too. Some characteristics of epic novels include focus on a main character, or hero, over the course of time, such as a lifetime, and the description of great events. Based on this and anything else you know about epics, can the novel Moloka'i be described as an epic?

As a child and a teenager Rachel's circumstances are anything but usual, but in some ways her concerns are the same as any young person her age. Describe at least two times Rachel and other her age engage in behavior that is the same as other children anywhere and anytime else in the world.

Despite having lost contact with her mother, Rachel never seems bitter toward Dorothy. In fact, it is as if Rachel never acknowledges that she has been abandoned. Name...

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