- What motivated the righteousness of Amy?
- What motivated the repentance of Thomas?
- Do you believe Mrs. Deland (the author) was herself a Christian, or just a product of a Christianized culture?
- How would you improve the message of this story if you were re-writing it?
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A Classic Short Story for Valentine's
In my late teens, my literature textbook included an abridged version of Margaret Deland's short story, Many Waters. I recently found the full version, which is even better. It's a gripping tale of guilty conscience versus holy love. You might call it a real romance story. Why not read -- and discuss -- it with some teens today? Here are a few discussion questions to get you started.