Day 2

In the Time of the Butterflies Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Patria refers to her faith as something that has always been with her, as a "pearl of great price" (44), but she then mentions that it took "some doing and undoing to bring me down to earth" (44). What does she mean by being brought down to earth? What factors in her life impact her faith?

    Patria's first chapter provides a fascinating window into her unique character and motivations. Patria begins the chapter by explaining her early religious devotion and purity of spirit, and then foreshadowing her movement towards a more grounded life.

    Interestingly, although she lives in a very religious culture, her elders in fact seem concerned that she is...

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