1– King p. 37
In refusing to identify herself as Canadian, do you think the mother is making a political statement, intending to become a “cause?”  Or is she following her heart? Or is she simply being stubborn?  Do you agree with Mel that she is “an inspiration to us all?

2– Gilbert p. 47
Explore how Gilbert’s story is a journey of moral and psychological development. What kinds of obstacles does he overcome and what does he learn from them?


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