Day 5

O Pioneers Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What was Alexandra's first stop in Lincoln? Why did it give her peace?

    She first stops at the university campus. There, she meets a young student who she thinks has a really kind, nice voice. She sees Emil in this young man. It gives her comfort to visualize his life in Lincoln, and to know that others are carrying on after he is gone.

  2. 2

    How do Alexandra and the law diverge in their views of Frank's actions? Whom does she blame, and what do you make of this choice of blame on her part?

    The law is very clear-cut on Frank's fate: he is absolutely guilty for the double homicide, and will do time accordingly. Alexandra, on the other hand, whether out of a...

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