Read Chapter 4 - Dinner
Then Discuss the following . . . .
THE SOCIAL ORDER
How did Barney feel when he noticed everyone using a knife and fork to eat?
Why didn't anyone say anything about the way he ate?
Was it significant that even Elsie knew how to use them? What could that tell us about her?
What have you learned about the social order of the colony? How are convicts 'usually' treated? What rules are there for the convicts?
Why do the Johnson's allow the convicts, servants and black people to dine with them? Would all white settlers do this? What does this tell you about their beliefs and morals? Are they challenging the society in which they are living?