“Speech Sounds” by Octavia Butler


Please read the short story “Speech Sounds” by Octavia Butler and answer the questions below. You can find the story on pages 341-350 of the textbook OR in the file attached under the assignment instructions (ignore the italicized section at the beginning!). PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT USE ANY OUTSIDE RESOURCES OR DO ANY KIND OF RESEARCH ON THIS STORY.
What details in the first two paragraphs let the readers know that the story takes place in the future following some breakdown in society?
What do we learn about people who are right-handed? What do we learn about people who are left-handed?
What questions do you have after reading the story?


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