The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom Topics for Discussion

Margarita Engle
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Rosa is the protagonist. How do you know she is the protagonist? Who is the antagonist? How do you know this? What is the main point of Rosa's poems? What do these poems reveal about Rosa?

The Cuban wars for independence are significant for many reasons. What are these reasons? How have these wars affected the U.S.? How have these wars affected Cuba? How have these wars influenced future wars?

Slavery is an important theme. How is this at heme? What are the different forms of slavery found in this story? Describe how these are all forms of slavery? Describe forms of slavery that exist today.

Hope is an important theme. How is this a theme? How are these characters able to feel hope? Should they feel hopeful? Why or why not? How does this hopefulness lend to weariness? How do the author...

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