Discussion questions for A Surprise for Baby Ruth (pre-teens, youth & adult
edited: Wednesday, April 06, 2011
By Barbara L Rodgers
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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Questions for discussion of A Surprise for Baby Ruth written by Barbara L. Rodgers
What elements of the story help Mama overcome loneliness of living in Cohay Swamp? What elements exemplify self-reliance and faith in each other? Is one more important than the other? Why? How do those beliefs relate to each other? Finally, what if anything, is the author saying about the nature of evil?
How is the role of Papa as "hunter" exemplified? How is the role of Mama as "gatherer" portrayed? Have these roles in families changed in comtemporary times?
In what way is Baby Ruth showing that she is testing the status quo?