Think about the films you watched in class and the texts you read in the reader …how can you connect these to the various characters presented in the novel?
Think about the economic structure between B-Mor, the Counties, and the Charters? What similarities or differences do you notice between our present time and the future as presented in the novel?
How does class status or change in class status effect the behaviors of the various characters. (think about Quig, Oliver, and Miss Cathy)?
How do economic downturns effect communities – think about B-Mor?
How does the economic structure of New China effect the environment, food production, disease, migration?