1. Give a summary of the story: who? what? when? where? 
  2. Give your critical (and personal) reaction to the chapter
  3. Discuss what aspects of Christopher Columbus’ activities in the ‘new world’ are illustrated by the story?
  4.  Does this narrative reach a conclusive position on the moral quality of Columbus as a leader? How does it present him in terms of financial motives? What picture emerges of Columbus’ competence as a governor. What image does the young priest, Father Gaspar, give of Columbus’ behavior toward the islands native? What is Ocampo’s final conclusion in his investigation?

Sources: Read Michener’s Caribbean, chapter 3: Christopher Columbus in Hispaniola

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