Day 1

Cat's Cradle Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Jonah believes that, throughout his life, he has been compelled by forces greater than himself to end up at certain places at certain times. What are some of the seemingly random coincidences that lead him through the opening chapters?

    Coincidental connections between people is a frequent theme in Cat's Cradle. Some of those apparent coincidences are significant, leading a person to his or her karass, while others may only appear significant at first glance (in Bokononism, these are known as granfalloons). That Jonah and Newt are both associated with the same fraternity proves to be inconsequential--as it turns out, Newt is about to be kicked out of the fraternity,...

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