4/6 Discussion Questions

  1.  How does the presence of the Caribbean in The Sea at Dauphin tie back to previous descriptions of the ocean as a place of danger, such as Riders to the Sea or John Redding Heads to Sea?
  2. How does Walcott’s status as a Caribbean writer, made up of several diverse backgrounds, echo the searches for identity, such as in the Harlem Renaissance?
  3. Does Walcott’s critique of religion get across the same critiques as Hurston’s, or are the two different?