Day 1

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why doesn’t it matter if Spiros the Greek “doesn’t understand” all of what his friend Singer tells him? What does this suggest about the nature of their friendship?

    Communication through words—whether spoken or signed—is not the most important aspect of this friendship. As the only two deaf and mute men in town, Singer and the Greek share a common experience in the world that binds them together as allies. Though they are different in many ways, the men rely on each other for daily companionship. They share a domestic routine that benefits both of them, and they keep each other from being truly alone.

  2. 2

    Discuss the passage in Chapter 1 about the drawing Singer does...

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