What do we think about when we read these chapters? Today we talked about some questions we have for the author. Some we can answer, and some we cannot. Questions that came up are:
*Why is Grandmother so negative? She seems terrible.
*What are these Lithuanian words?
*Why doesn't Jurgis take the family out to another place instead of Chicago?
*Why would the family purchase the house if they knew that it was not what they had thought?
*Why is Jurgis so proud of this place?
*What "skilled labor" jobs are there? (Grandmother's son had one of those jobs and made $100/month.)
*Why can't Jurgis just start taking advantage of the corruption in the system? He could be one of the men who gets extra money from the new people?
*Why don't the ethnic groups warn the new immigrants about the snags? They could avoid it altogether.
Good questions, Folks!!
Your homework for tomorrow is to READ chapter 7. There will be an open book quiz.
Your homework for tonight is to read chapter 6. Ask FOUR questions about the text. You can think about vocabulary, characters, time period, or anything relevant. These questions do not have to be answered, so please ask some good ones.
Due Friday, May 7 at 11:59pm:
There is so much sadness and devastation in The Jungle that it is difficult to see the good in people while reading these pages. Find some shred of goodness in these people and write about it.
Click above on Comments to leave the following information:
1. Your name
2. Your chosen character/event
3. A DETAILED explanation as to how your character has shown some sort of hope in a world that doesn't seem to have any. This should have TWO brush strokes and be at least FOUR sentences long. Cheesy answers will get poor grades.