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David Bruce: Forrest Carter’s THE EDUCATION OF LITLE TREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 19-21 (Conclusion)

Chapter 19: The Dog Star What happens in this chapter? In this chapter, we learn about Little Tree’s life in the orphanage. Little Tree rides the bus to the orphanage, which is run by a minister. As always, organized religion … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Forrest Carter’s THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 16-18

Chapter 16: Church-going What is the main theme of this chapter? The main theme of this chapter is religion. Often, Forrest Carter satirizes a certain kind of religion, as he does here. In this chapter, a certain kind of Christianity … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Forrest Carter’s THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 13-15

Chapter 13: The Farm in the Clearing What do we learn about Granpa’s history? In this chapter, we learn quite a lot about Granpa’s history. When a rattlesnake bites Granpa, he becomes delirious in the night, and he remembers when … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Forrest Carter’s THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 10-12

Chapter 10: Trading With a Christian What main event happens in this chapter? In this chapter, the main event is that Little Tree gets cheated in a trade by a man who calls himself a Christian. What happens to Ol’ … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Forrest Carter’s THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 7-9

Chapter 7: Pine Billy What does it take to be a mountain person? If you are a mountain person, you have to be very alert. You also have to have knowledge. Granma understands herbs and home remedies. When the family … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Forrest Carter’s THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 4-6

Chapter 4: Fox and Hounds What kind of recreation does the family indulge in? Poor people have fun, too, although some of us may not be aware of that. One benefit of being Indian and of living in the mountains … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Forrest Carter’s THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 1-3

Chapter 1: Little Tree Why do Little Tree’s kinfolk put up a fuss when Little Tree wants to live with Granpa? We can only guess here, but probably it’s because of prejudice against Indians, aka Native Americans. Throughout The Education … Continue reading

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