1. What strikes you the most as you read this part of the Prologue? Write about any specific image, phrase, line or section that you felt was really interesting.
2. What do you feel are major themes in the Prologue? Give examples that support your answer.
3. On page 7, Attar writes, “No soul can grasp You, and the prophets cast / Their lives away to reach to You at last; / If Reason sought You out, it would be far / From ever knowing what You truly are” (7). What kind of theme is Attar developing when he writes these kinds of lines?
4. On pages 16 and 17 Attar writes a story called “The bandit and the bread.” What is this story illustrating? what is the main point he is getting at?