By the Waters of Babylon study concepts “By the Waters of Babylon”
John’s father / priest
Setting - time?
The main purpose of John’s journey is ______________________________
What are the Dead Places?
What do priests seek there?
The “gods” were really just ________________________________
Setting – place (learned at story’s end)
ASHING – president
1. How does the father determine the boy is to be a priest?
2. Describe the values of the narrator’s culture. What evidence from the text supports this?
3. Why might priests be gathering metal and why must they be purified after touching it?
4. What do the narrator’s comments about the Forest People lead you to believe about his own people?