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  1. page Snow edited ... -Julia What role does Westernization play throughout Ka's religion and beliefs? ... x) -Am…
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    What role does Westernization play throughout Ka's religion and beliefs?
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    x) -Amelia
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    Snow to Ka's publishing
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  2. page Snow edited ... -Julia What role does Westernization play throughout Ka's religion and beliefs? How can Sno…
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    What role does Westernization play throughout Ka's religion and beliefs?
    How can Snow be compared and contrasted to the events that have been taking place in Batman over the past years? (Articles on the Batman suicides: x, x, x, x, x) -Amelia
    How can we as readers connect the author's writing of
    Snow
    to Ka's publishing of poetry and subsequent exile from Turkey? -Amelia

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  3. page Snow edited ... Necip-A religious school boy who befriends Ka, is important to the plot because of his special…
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    Necip-A religious school boy who befriends Ka, is important to the plot because of his special connection with his friend Fazil, talks to Ka about atheism and introduces Ka to Blue, is secretly in love with Kadife, dies from a bullet in the eye
    Fazil-Best friends with Necip, is spiritually connected to him, ends up marrying Kadife in the end because of Necip's death
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    organization, very spiritual,spiritual and left Ipek to pursue his religion, wants Ipek
    Setting-
    The story takes place in Kars, a small Turkish town outside of Istanbul, over three days while the acting theater coup is going on. The story is supposed to be set in the late 1980's to 1990's, although this is not overly important to the plot line.
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  4. page White Tiger edited ... an India of Light, and an India of Darkness. The ocean brings light to my country. Every place…
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    an India of Light, and an India of Darkness. The ocean brings light to my country. Every place on the map of India near the ocean is well off. But the river brings darkness to India—the black river.”
    “The inspector pointed his cane straight at me. ‘You, young man, are an intelligent, honest, vivacious fellow in this crowd of thugs and idiots. In any jungle, what is the rarest of animals—the creature that comes along only once in a generation?’ I thought about it and said: ‘The white tiger.’ ‘That’s what you are, in this jungle.’ ”
    "The tale of how I was corrupted from a sweet, innocent village fool into a citified fellow full of debauchery, depravity, and wickedness." (pg. 189) - Understands what he did. His transition between being a poor village boy to a social entrepreneur. Basically has self-disdain for what he has become.
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  5. page Purple Hibiscus edited ... http://www.qub.ac.uk/imperial/nigeria/mission.htm does a good job discussing the missionaries …
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    http://www.qub.ac.uk/imperial/nigeria/mission.htm does a good job discussing the missionaries and when they came to Nigeria- Arie
    What religion are Nigerians?
    http://wpfdc.org/society/998-religions-in-nigeria-a-test-case-for-the-world there is no one religion in Nigeria. This website talks about different religions and their effect in the country.
    What is the coup that happened in Nigeria and why is it significant?(Sarah)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Coups_in_Nigeria- this article does a good job explaining the coups and there are links to explore the coups that have happened in the past.-Madison
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  6. page Island Beneath edited ... 2. Protocols: Ten Words or Less - good way to start and introduce the book, also a good way t…
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    2. Protocols:
    Ten Words or Less - good way to start and introduce the book, also a good way to get everybody to speak.
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    and discussed. Everybody will have an even chance to speak.
    Leveled Questions - this could come up if there are any questions about what somebody said during the whip.
    Whip - this is the second whip about the middle of the discussion and elaborating off of the leveled questions.
    Another Point of View - this would be a good spot to evaluate scenes and narration.
    Whip - finish with the final whip with final views on the book.
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  7. page Out Stealing Horses edited ... "Yet again she was on her way upriver to visit the man from Oslo who lived in the cabin t…
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    "Yet again she was on her way upriver to visit the man from Oslo who lived in the cabin there. Every time something was wrong she had to go there, every time something important was in the offing she had to go there, and now she had a trembling halfwit in the boat who was probably from the same town, and it was the middle of the day with a harsh light on the snow, and he threw a last glance over the yard and made a choice he would some to regret, and them he closed the doos and went into the living room and sat down there"(149). This is the only passage where much of anything is said about Jon's father and his feelings towards the relation ship between Trond's father and Jon's mother. Another interesting thing is that this passage is not told from a point of view that Trond could have witnessed or been told about, it is more storylike and less memoir of the narrator.
    "But that's life. That's what you learn from; when things happen. Especially at your age. You just have to take it in and remember to think afterwards and forget and never grow better." (105-106) This is spoken by Trond's father in response to the summer of 1948 and all its events. He was teaching Trond a life lesson, which can be seen being applied later in his life. Trond learns to forget the past and move on, although the way he does so is strange. He attempts to isolate himself from everything that may remind him of his bitter childhood.
    "All my life I have longed to be alone in a place like this. Even when everything was going well, as it often did. I can say that much. That it often did. I have been lucky. But even then, for instance in the middle of an embrace and someone whispering words in my ear I wanted to hear, I could suddenly get a longing to be in a place where there was only silence. Years might go by and I did not think about it, but that does not mean that I did not long to be there. And now I am here, and it is almost exactly as I had imagined it." (7) This is towards the beginning of the novel, when Trond is narrating about his isolated life in the countryside. He speaks about how he has "always" wanted to live somewhere isolated, which shows that his father's speech ["but that's life"] had an impact on him when he was a child.
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  8. page Snow edited ... Mary O'Donnell David Clemmer Student Facilitator(s) Facilitator(s): Molly Maguire Protoc…
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    Mary O'Donnell
    David Clemmer
    Student Facilitator(s)Facilitator(s): Molly Maguire
    Protocols:
    Whip questions for beginning of the discussion:
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  9. page Out Stealing Horses edited ... "But finally Lars takes a big gulp of his beer, wipes his mouth on the napkin before layi…
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    "But finally Lars takes a big gulp of his beer, wipes his mouth on the napkin before laying his hands in his lap, and then he clears his throat and says: 'I know who you are.'...maybe Lars lay awake and alone in his bed trying to keep hold of his world, while the shot whose trajectory he could not possible grasp still filled each cubic meter of air in the small house until he could not hear anything but that shot when people talked to him not matter what they said, and it was the only thing he would hear for a long, long time" (103). This is the first moment of the book when his past from the 1940's connects with his current self. Lars is the reminder that stimulates more memories that Trond begins to reveal after that point. Lars is also the first human he interacts with at the cabin in a long time.
    "Yet again she was on her way upriver to visit the man from Oslo who lived in the cabin there. Every time something was wrong she had to go there, every time something important was in the offing she had to go there, and now she had a trembling halfwit in the boat who was probably from the same town, and it was the middle of the day with a harsh light on the snow, and he threw a last glance over the yard and made a choice he would some to regret, and them he closed the doos and went into the living room and sat down there"(149). This is the only passage where much of anything is said about Jon's father and his feelings towards the relation ship between Trond's father and Jon's mother. Another interesting thing is that this passage is not told from a point of view that Trond could have witnessed or been told about, it is more storylike and less memoir of the narrator.
    "But that's life. That's what you learn from; when things happen. Especially at your age. You just have to take it in and remember to think afterwards and forget and never grow better." (105-106) This is spoken by Trond's father in response to the summer of 1948 and all its events. He was teaching Trond a life lesson, which can be seen being applied later in his life. Trond learns to forget the past and move on, although the way he does so is strange. He attempts to isolate himself from everything that may remind him of his bitter childhood.
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