Discussion Guide - Self at the Center

May 2, 2014
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  1. In interpreting text, how much of the interpreter’s voice should be woven into the analysis?
  2. Why do you think so many memoirs are being published today? What is so appealing about reading about another person’s life?
  3. The Millennial generation has been understood as one that is both self-absorbed and deeply caring about fixing the ills of the world. How does this contradiction play out — and what does it mean — regarding the age-old question of universalism vs. particularism?
  4. When viewing a documentary — which not so long ago meant nonfiction — do you expect to see fictionalized accounts?

    Do you expect that the filmmaker’s own narrative might be woven into the story?

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