The Big Sea: An Autobiography Topics for Discussion

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What does writing mean to Langston? How do you express yourself?

The 1920s were a very important time for music. How did the Black Renaissance influence modern music?

Various people in "The Big Sea" have different attitudes toward money. Describe the financial attitudes of several characters.

How does race affect Langston's life? What race do you consider Langston Hughes to be? What race do you consider yourself to be? What is the dividing line between races?

What are some of the places that Langston goes to on boats, and what does he learn in those places?

What is Langston's mother's attitude toward his education? Do you agree with it? What do you think of Langston's father's attitude toward education?

What are some of the different jobs that Langston holds? What effect do they have on his life?

Why does Langston throw his books overboard...

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