Underground Railroad Response
1) Length: minimum 700 words. Single or double space with standard margins. Also make sure that your grammar and spelling is correct
2) Content: Briefly describe your reaction to the book. Here are some suggestions to guide you: What about it stayed with you? Did it surprise you in any way? Overall, did you like/dislike, why? Even if you did not like the book, do you think it was a good choice for the common reader?
3) Answer one or two of the questions below:
Who do you connect with most in the novel and why?
Whitehead creates emotional instability for the reader: if things are going well, you get comfortable before a sudden tragedy. What does this sense of fear do to you as you’re reading?
Why do you think the author chose to portray a literal railroad? How did this aspect of magical realism impact your concept of how the real underground railroad worked?
The scenes on Randall’s plantation are horrificâ€”how did the writing affect you as a reader?