The Education of Little Tree Questions and Answers

The Education of Little Tree

Little Tree learns several different kinds of lessons throughout the book: concrete lessons like farming and whiskey-making, lessons about the nature of people, and spiritual lessons about...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2017 1:31 am UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

All of these are supposedly Cherokee words for things that are actually just words that Earl "Forrest" Carter made up, in this novel that masquerades as an autobiography. Since the publication of...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2009 5:51 am UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

Several of the minor characters show Little Tree that the connection between the past and the future are linked and can't be broken. Willow John, along with Mr. Wine, helps educate Little Tree...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2007 6:11 am UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

The Cherokee Way is to live in harmony with nature and within one's self. It is expressed beautifully in the poetic excerpt between Chapters 2 and 3 - "Learn the wisdom of Mon-o-lah (the...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2008 2:42 pm UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

On page 153 the father takes a switch from a persimmon bush and whips his daughter's legs and back until "the switch wore out" because she is wearing moccasins on her feet. He then takes the...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2019 12:44 pm UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

The most important characters in The Education of Little Tree are as follow. First there is Little Tree himself who has just been orphaned by the death of both his parents when the story opens. He...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2010 8:19 am UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

The title refers to the basic simple life lessons learned by Little Tree after he has lost his parents and must come to live with his Cherokee grandparents.  There are lessons dealing with...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2007 10:04 pm UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

After his parents die, Little Tree goes to live with his Cherokee grandparents in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee. THe novel shows his progress as he grows up, and how he helps his granparents...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2007 10:41 pm UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

The Education of Little Tree, an autobiography by Forrest Carter, begins with Forrest losing his parents and being taken in by his full Cherokee grandparents, Granma and Granpa, despite initially...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016 7:29 pm UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

The white lady and man in suits who visit Little Tree and his grandparents are politicians. The purpose of their visit is to gather information about Little Tree’s education and upbringing....

Latest answer posted March 1, 2018 3:31 pm UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

“In depth analysis…” seems like it would be more appropriate for the question boards rather than discussion. So you might consider posting your question there. However, e-notes does have several...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2010 5:34 am UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

There are many characters both important and peripheral, in the Education of Little Tree. Little Tree himself is clearly the stories most important character, and he is raised by his Cherokee...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2007 1:06 am UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

Little Tree is a Cherokee being raised by his grandparents in the mountains of Eastern Tenessee during the 1930s. You can learn more about Bedford Forrest Carter's novel of Native American life by...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2007 8:17 pm UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

In The Education of Little Tree, moccasins allowed the wearer to feel the earth beneath him and thus to be in-tune with nature.

Latest answer posted November 30, 2008 6:27 am UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

Little Tree's grandparents are loving and caring, having Little Tree's best interests at heart. They not only give him a formal education, they also teach him "The Way" of the...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2007 12:15 am UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

Well, there aren't excerpts at the start of each chapter. There is a song or chant quoted between the second and third chapter. That one links the story to older traditions (Cherokee), and sets the...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2007 1:22 am UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

I think the author's method of structuring the story is especially effective for two reasons.First of all, by using short scenes instead of a tight plot, he allows the reader to experience the...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2008 2:19 pm UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

Granma and Granpa are sharing stories of Granpa's Pa and his experiences of the Civil War. Back then, he fought alongside the Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan. Raiders like Morgan would often...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2020 9:43 am UTC

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The Education of Little Tree

After his parents die, Little Tree lives with his Cherokee grandparents in the Mountains of East Tennessee.

Latest answer posted February 26, 2007 3:22 am UTC

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