Rifles for Watie Discussion Questions

Harold Keith
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Trace how Jeff's ability to befriend animals helps him in his journey toward manhood against the backdrop of the Civil War.

Describe how Jeff's early general assumptions about man and life reverse as his horizons expand. Include a description of the lessons he learns as these assumptions become invalid.

Compare and contrast Jeff's character at the beginning of his journey with his character at the end of his journey.

Discuss how Jeff learns to use what he thinks are his negative characteristics to his advantage.

Describe the three most important lessons Jeff learns while at war and talk about how he came to learn them.

Analyze Jeff's relationship with Captain Asa Clardy.

Compare and contrast Jeff's experiences with the Union side of the army to those under Stand Waitie's outfit.

Discuss two of the dominant themes running through the novel, tracing their development.

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