Nightjohn Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

What role does tobacco play in the novel? How does it support the theme of trading, bartering, and objective value? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Topic 2

How is slave life described in the novel? List at least five ways in which Waller ensures that his slaves are stripped of their freedom. Which seems most invasive to you? Why? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Topic 3

Describe Sarny’s relationship with Nightjohn. In what ways is he a friend, father, and caretaker to her? How has slaver affected their relationship and the way they interact with each other? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Topic 4

Why don’t more slaves run from nasty owners like Waller? Why do the rest of the slaves view John...

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