On My Honor

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On page 89, Joel's father says "I don't suppose anybody knows...what happens after."  He hesitated, and one hand came up, described a series of circles in the air, then settled into his lap again as though it had finished the statement for him.  "I believe there's something about life that goes on.  It seems too good to end in a river."

Watch this presentation several times and think about how it relates to the conclusion of the novel.  Here are some things to think about as you watch -

Presentation Link -  http://iul.com/raindrop/index.htm

~What does this presentation say about death?  What is its purpose?                

~How is the life span of the raindrop similar and/or different to the life of a human?   

~Why do you think the creator chose a raindrop as the object for this presentation? 

~What is the creator's attitude toward death?  How do you know?    

~How does this presentation support what Joel's father tells him regarding his feelings about death? 

~The presentation states, "ends are new beginnings."  Do you agree or disagree with this statement.  Provide an example from your own life if possible.   

~Do you think watching this presentation would help Joel get through the loss of his best friend?  Why or why not? 

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