Part 1. The Theater (ENGL 110)

Welcome! This post is the first in a series of discussions about Emily St. John Mandel’s novel, Station Eleven, which will be happening in various courses this semester at Lake State. While participating in this discussion is required for some students, the conversation is open to the public.

To participate, choose one of the following two questions to answer in your reply.


After responding to the actor’s death onstage, Jeevan, who is training to be a paramedic, feels an “unexpected joy.” Why do you think Jeevan feels that way? Does the fact that he does make him a bad person? Have you ever had a similar moment of clarity?


When Jeevan is warned by his friend, Hua, about the epidemic, his response is to go to his brother’s apartment with carts of food and supplies. What would you do in Jeevan’s situation if you received a phone call like the one he gets from Hua on pages 17-19?

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