I finished this book a while back and was telling my 17-year-old son about it. It started a good half-hour debate on the power of education. In your opinion, what parts of this book could be used in a debate to support the cause of education? Were there any parts of the book that showed negative results of education?
I’ll start by offering one example to support education. Deborah’s lack of education left her ignorant regarding cells and how they grew. She nearly went crazy thinking of the cells as part of her mother going to the moon and being part of the hydrogen bomb. If she had been educated, she would have understood that her mother’s cells didn’t cause her mother to feel pain after her death. Deborah was so upset over this, she couldn’t sleep. It’s a sad example of how lack of education created physical and emotional agony.