The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War Topics for Discussion

Howard Bahr
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Compare and contrast Bushrod and Jack Bishop.

Discuss Anna's living situation. Why did her father leave her with the McGavocks? What was Anna's reaction?

How might you react in John McGavock's place when asked if the army could use the house?

Discuss the relationship between Anna and Bushrod. What might have happened if Bushrod had lived?

Discuss the scene between Nebo and Bushrod at the graveside. Why did Bushrod contemplate killing Nebo?

What was the symbolism behind the story of Banquo?

How did the war affect Anna overall? Do you think she ever forgot Bushrod or the others?

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