Spartina Topics for Discussion

John Casey (novelist)
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Discuss how the changes in Galilee, Rhode Island, affect Dick Pierce.

Explain the significance of spartina grass, and how it relates to the characters, in general.

Relate what the symbolism of Dick's boat, Spartina, represents to him.

Identify the most significant factor in Dick Pierce's character that allows him to obtain the funds he needed to complete Spartina.

Discuss how the spartina grass and Dick's boat, Spartina, are alike.

Explain Dick's biggest fear, as the Spartina proves itself to be seaworthy during the hurricane.

Identify what Dick sees as his future goal, depicted in the final chapter.

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