Day 3

Nervous Conditions Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    How does Tambu react to Babamukuru’s house? What are the roots of her worries?

    Tambu has a range of feelings when she arrives at Babamukuru’s house. At first, she thinks the garage is the house, and she is underwhelmed. Then, she realizes the garage is just for cars. She is generally overwhelmed, scared, and anxious walking through the house. She is especially afraid of the very fragile looking tea cups. Tambu goes back and forth between being hopeful and doubtful about how she can fit into the opulent world around her. She is worried that her upbringing in poverty will prevent her from truly making the ascension required of her to achieve her goals. She also comes to...

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