Study Questions for "A Moving Day" by Susan Nunes

 

 

 

  1. How does the Bulldozer function in this story?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Nunes uses "That's it" in two significant passages [130 & 136].  How does this repetition help us to understand the relationship between the older and younger generations?  What, in short, does the phrase mean in these contexts?  That's what?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How do the descriptions of the three photographs direct our attention in the story?  In what time order are they presented?  That is, in what direction in time do we move as we encounter the photographs? What do these photographs teach us about the mother's assimilation?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What does Nunes mean by "the brutality of the next generation" [133]?  In what other ways does she invoke this or a similar concept?