17 Mr. Wine

  1. Briefly describe Mr. Wine. What is Mr. Wine’s religion?
  2. How does Mr. Wine contribute to Little Tree’s education?
  3. In what sense is Mr. Wine stereotypical?
  4. What, according to Mr. Wine, is the difference between technical figuring and value figuring?
  5. Find a passage in this chapter where Carter’s description of nature is a metaphor for Mr. Wine.
  6. Why does Mr. Wine light a candle when there is a lamp in the room?
  7. “Mr. Wine said no thrifty people was ever taken over by a dictator.” In what sense is this statement a political comment on the German people, who were taken over by Hitler?
  8. Find examples of the color yellow and indicate what yellow might symbolize in this story.

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