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An old quote from Christians is "God has no grandchildren." Discuss what this quote means and how it applies to Isabella and her journey to find her way to the God and Jesus of the Bible instead of what others told her.

Does power always create monsters? Does absolute power corrupt? Was it only the slaveholder who used power abusively? Give examples from the narrative to support your stance.

What did you find the most horrifying in the life of a slave? Explain and then give an example using one of Isabella's stories.

Discuss Matthias. After you explain his delusion, consider other delusional situations and compare them to Matthias and his group.

In the chapter about the camp meeting when the young group of men come to attack, discuss Sojourner's handling of the situation. Were you surprised? Did the writer of the journal give you enough information...

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