Memories Of Childhood
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How far do you agree that on the author’s first day at school the old weather in the town corresponded with the cold and hostile atmosphere in the school?
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Why does the author feel ‘spirit tore itself in struggling for its lost freedom, all was useless’?
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What are the views of the author about the dress code in the school?
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How did the author behave oddily in the dining hall?
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Why did the author begin to cry in the dining hall?
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In the words of the author ‘…eating by formula was not the hardest trial in that first day’. What other ordeal was in store for her?
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Why did the author not want her hair to be cut short?
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What idea do you form about the author’s friend Judewin from her comment about hair cutting ‘We have to submit, because they are strong’?
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The author and her friend Judewin have contrasting views about hair shingling. Do you think their reactions spell out the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary?
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From your study of the episode and the intensity with which the author misses her mother, what idea do you form about the role of a mother in a child's life?
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At the time of taking breakfast the author wore moccasins; but later on they were changed to "squeaking shoes". What reason do you assign to this change?
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The author's "long hair was shingled like a coward's." Do you think the author was a coward?
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It is better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all. How would you relate this observation to the author of the episode ''The Cutting of My Long Hair"?
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The authorities of Carlisle Indian School believed in imposing their will on the children. Do you think this is the correct way of dealing with small children removed from the shelter of their homes?
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How would you interpret the author's statement, "…..now I was only one of many little animals driven by herder."
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"In spite of myself, I was carried downstairs and tied fast in a chair." Why do you think the author uses the expression "Inspite of myself ……" here?
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How do you account for Bama's statement "I hadn't yet heard people speak openly of untouchability"?
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Why did it take Bama nearly one hour to cover a distance needing just ten minutes walking?
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What idea do you form about the bazaar as described by the little girl?
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What importance would you attach to the 'pongal offerings being cooked in front of the temple'?
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While describing the activities going on under the supervision of the landlord, the girl adds "Our people were hard at work….” How would you interpret the expression ‘Our people’?
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What impressions do you form about the entire situation from the strange and humiliating manner in which the man was walking and carrying the eatables?
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What made the little girl want to double up with laughter at the sight of the strange man?
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The little girl told her brother that the grown up man made such a game out of carrying the parcel. Can you spell out the real reason of his carrying the packet in that manner?
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Who was Annan? How did he justify the strange behaviour of the elder?
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What episode of discrimination did Annan narrate to Bama? Why?
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What advice did Annan give to Bama? How did his words of advice affect her life?
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What lesson do you learn from the episode "We Too Are Human Beings"?
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“The cutting of my hair” shows insensitivity of the mainstream culture towards marginalized communities. Discuss.
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Zitkala-Sa did not tamely surrender but put up a brave fight. How did she show her resistance to the cutting of her hair?
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The resistance of Zitkala-Sa to the cutting of her hair and Bama’s determination to study are sparks which can ignite a change. Discuss in the light of the chapter.
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