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Discussion Questions #2

Discussion Questions #2 - 2 When Sophie is back in Haiti...

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Alex Laughlin Reading questions for Breath, Eyes, Memory pages 50 – 119 1. Sophie’s mother becomes obsessed with maintaining Sophie’s virginity when she starts seeing Joseph. What does the text imply about purity -- and possibly the Haitian standard of purity -- and how a woman can become accomplished and respected in society? What does it mean when Sophie presses the pestle into herself, thinking about the story about the woman turning into the butterfly?
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Unformatted text preview: 2. When Sophie is back in Haiti with her baby, she tells the driver that she “need[s] to remember” while others “need to forget”. The characters are speaking about the Creole language, but the conversation has more cultural implications. What does the text imply about Haitian emigrants’ first return to their homeland and how they have changed in the years since their emigration?...
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