Petra: City in Stone Topics for Discussion

T. L. Higley
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Describe the setting of the city of Petra. How does the construction of the city - the fact that the entire city has been carved out of stone - affect the plot of the novel? In what ways does this setting provide a metaphor for the emotional struggles of the characters? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Both Cassia and Hagiru are very powerful women, but powerful in vastly different ways. Compare / contrast the power of these two women. Why do you think Higley chose to spar two women against each other in this novel? Through the exploration of these two characters, what do you think is the novel's overall message about women, their value in society, and their power to exact change? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Cassia and Hagiru both...

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