Day 3

The Member of the Wedding Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    What are Berenice's, John Henry's, and F. Jasmine's ideas about an "ideal world"? How is Berenice's ideal world realized?

    Berenice's ideal world has no races. All people would intermarry and reproduce until every person in the world looked just like everyone else. She sees this homogeneity also as a means of eliminating war and starvation. If everyone is alike, people would share and there would be no want.

    In contrast, F. Jasmine wants a world in which every person owns things that an adolescent would want: a motorcycle, an airplane--and a "better law of gravity." She would change the seasons, eliminating the sweltering summers. She would have a world where males and...

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