Discussion Questions

What are your thoughts?

  1. Describe the relationship between Glory and her mother?
  2. What are the forces pulling on Glory?  Given her circumstances and upbringing, are her responses reasonable?
  3. Are there any recurring themes in Glory Bishop.
  4. How would you describe Malcolm?
  5. Why is Malcolm infatuated with Glory?
  6. Why might JT have abandoned Glory?
  7. Why doesn’t Glory tell anybody about her life?
  8. How does Mary seem to view God? What about JT’s view…and Malcolm’s…and Glory’s?
  9. What is Glory needing that she seems to get from Malcolm and Mary?
  10. What, in your opinion, motivates Glory’s behavior?
    1. With her peers
    2. With her mother
    3. With Malcolm
    4. With JT
    5. With Herschel
  11. Explore the differences between Mary and her sisters.
  12. What kind of relationship might Malcolm have with his mother?
  13. Herschel encourages Glory to rebel.  Glory calls him Wonder Woman.  What do they each get out of their relationship? Who/what is Herschel for Glory?
  14. Malcolm is controlling.  Why does Glory submit?  Where, if anywhere,  do you see the relationship going?
  15. Why does Mary seem to go against her own beliefs to satisfy Malcolm?
  16. In the end, who should Glory call?  Why?

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