The Road to Memphis Essay & Project Ideas

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1. The white characters are not the only people in the novel who are guilty of prejudice. Discuss the degree to which the following individuals might be described as prejudiced: Cassie, Stacey, Clarence, Sissy, Solomon Bradley, and David Logan.

2. At least one reviewer, Susan Schuller, has suggested that The Road to Memphis is too episodic, that its scenes are only loosely connected. Explore the thematic connections between the various incidents that take place on Cassie's journey to Memphis.

3. Read one of Taylor's other books about the Logans and compare the way the same characters are treated in each.

How have the characters grown or changed from their depiction in the earlier novel?

4. Compare and contrast the trip taken in The Road to Memphis with journeys in works such as Homer's Odyssey, Cynthia Voigt's Homecoming, and Taylor's own The Gold Cadillac.

5. At the end of the novel...

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