- Why does Ishmael take so long to bring the evidence he finds at the Coast Guard Station to light? Does this show that he still has hopes of "winning" Hatsue for his own?
- What do you think of Nels Gudmundsson as a defense attorney?
- The little town's name is Amity Harbor. "Amity" means "a friendly relationship"--do you think this name is ironic? How so?
- There are two epigraphs [a short quotation or saying at the beginning of a book or chapter, intended to suggest its theme] for this book, and they read:
- In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. Ah, how hard a thing it is to tell what a wild, and rough, and stubborn wood this was which in my thought renews the fear! ~Dante, The Divine Comedy
- Harmony, like a following breeze at sea, is the exception. ~Harvey Oxenhorn, Tuning the Rig
Finally, think about whether you liked this book or not and tell us why. Do you feel as though you learned something about this time and place from reading this novel? Would you recommend this novel to others your age? Why or why not?
Finish reading the book, and make your first post by Saturday midnight [March 14th] and your second by Monday midnight [March 16th].
Teacher Barb :)