Reply to the “Love Medicine – Family” thread in 1-2 paragraphs that address the following:
- June Kashpaw appears as a character in the novel only in its opening pages, but the other characters remember her and speak of her frequently. What impact does June have on the other characters? Why is her character so important to the story? Would the story have the same affect without her?
- The novel deals extensively with the love-hate relationships between family members. What are some of the different kinds of familial bonds, positive and negative? What themes are explored through these relationships? What does this novel suggest about the nature of families?
- Include examples from the text to help support your ideas.
- Show works cited at the end and within the paragraphs