The bulk of the discussion was focused around finding alternative methods of marronage in the text. We had a robust discussion over how the literacy in the text might function as a form of marronage. I was particularly interested in how literacy can be looked at as a way of building - escaping into the mountains is how people were able to form their own identity separate from the plantation. This also allowed them a certain kind of power. I think literacy could operate similarly. Literacy does give the enslaved people intrinsic power from simply being able to read. However, I'm also interested in how it can function oppositionally. I am wondering if the ability to not only read, but use that literacy to define their opposition also folds into marronage, Marronage was a way for the Caribbean people to form their identity, and I belive literacy could function the same.