Think about both on Zeitoun’s end and the military personnel’s end.
Why do you think the military personnel searched Zeitoun and the three others the way that they did? What are your reactions to this encounter?
Where is the line between privacy and safety?
What is shame? How does it come up? Why is shame such a big deal to Zeitoun?
Why do the soldiers do what they do?
At what point, or in what situation, should violence be used, if ever?
What is humanity? When, how, or why do people lose their humanity?
If you were a prison guard, do you think you would ever use violence against a prisoner? Why/why not? At what point or for what reason(s) would you use violence?
*FYI*: We will be briefly going over something called “The Stanford Prison Experiment” on the Monday we get back from break. Feel free to look it up over break (although it’s not required).
In cases of emergencies/natural disasters, what should the government be responsible? Why and how could they be responsible for that/those things (think financially, training, etc.)? What does not need to be covered by the government or what should be the responsibility of individuals?
What are the dangers of prejudice? How do these dangers affect the people who are being prejudiced? How does prejudice affect people who hold the prejudices?