The Endless Steppe; Growing Up in Siberia Topics for Discussion

Esther Hautzig
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Name three major ways that demonstrate how much Esther matures over the course of their exile in Siberia.

Esther narrowly escapes death at various points in the novel. Choose two examples and describe how she survives, attributing her survival to any appropriate persons.

Why do you think Samuel tells the family that Esther must go to the movie with her classmates when invited, despite its expensive price. What impact does the movie have on her life in Siberia?

Every culture has particular items that are important to its members. What items are essential in Rubtsovsk that would not be relevant in Vilna? Think about fashion items and political ideas.

Esther often views herself as an outsider in her life. Describe instances that reinforce Esther's feelings of feeling like an outsider in Rubtsovsk.

Describe the political environment in Siberia while Esther lives there with her...

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