1. In a Painted House Luke finds himself keeping secrets that will change the lives of the Chandler’s forever. Many of the secrets pertain to racism or discrimination of one kind or another. The story tells of the many prejudices and cultural bemires regarding the Mexican farm works and the people who came down from the Ozark Mountains to help harvest the cotton crop. Pick several of these issues and discuss them thoroughly.
2. Do you believe ledge was “IN LOVE ” with Ruth or just loved her very much as a friend? Give evidence to prove your point. What happened to Frank Bennett? Explain?
3. Pick one aspect of the class such as the Research paper, the book report, one of the essay topics or the daily research journal and explain what insights you have gained, what you have learned and what you have enjoyed.