Study Questions for Kindred: “The Fire”

As you read “The Fire,” consider how the chapter’s title directs our attention to multiple events and concerns in the chapter. What kinds of fires, both literal and figurative, appear in this chapter. Of course, as we continue reading Kindred, we will need to consider how chapter titles function both literally and figuratively, sometimes recalling moments in earlier chapters and sometimes foreshadowing coming events and situations. Consider some of the following issues: