Has anyone enjoyed these two books? Sure, the writing is great but the story is a bitter pill to swallow.
During this week, Independence has come to the Congo and sickness has come to the Price household. Our eyes have been opened to see the motivation behind Nathan's piety and the veil has been lifted to show the class disparity in Congo's cities, as well as Axelrood's corruption. We have gone deeper into the superstitious faith of the Congolese people and we have touched on sacred rituals including body modification, scarification and mutilation that are still practiced, albeit illegally, today.
1. Does having more information about Nathan's past make you feel differently about him? About Orleanna?
2. Has your preference of character changed since week one's discussion?
3. What do you think Kingsolver is trying to accomplish by having the girls confuse their vocabulary and idioms so frequently?
4. What's the significance of Brother Fowles's visit?
5. List a few of your favorite quotes or lines from this section.
If you haven't, take a chance to go back and look at last week's discussion. I really enjoyed everyone's input.
Feb 8-14: Judges, Bel and the Serpent
Feb 15-21: Exodus, Song of the Three Children
Feb 22-20: The Eyes in the Trees