Day 3

O Pioneers Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is Alexandra's recurring reverie? What do you think it means?

    Alexandra dreams of being carried away in the arms of a strong man, through the fields, just when she is about as tired as she can possibly be. She has had this vision several times in her life.

    Up to this point in the book, Alexandra does not express loneliness, either romantically or platonically. However, there are hints that she is indeed lonely, such as her keeping the Swedish girls around to fill the house with prattle. This reverie might be a way of simply dreaming of being with a partner, someone who will recognize when she is exhausted and be there for her. It is interesting that this is...

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