As you begin reading Roots: The Saga of an American Family, you may notice that Kunta Kinte is unlike other protagonists you’ve read about. How is he unique? What’s special about Kunta Kinte in terms of personality? Lifestyle? What’s unusual about the setting in which he lives?
Use quotes from the book to contrast Kunta Kinte with another famous protagonist you’ve read about, like Percy Jackson, Bella Swan, Harry Potter, or Jim Hawkins. How is Kunta Kinte unlike one of these characters (or another protagonist of your own choice)?