"This I Believe" - "Finding the Flexibility to Survive" by Brighton Earley
Begin AtPH discussion over pages 79-97
- How do the boys' lives/relationship change now that Blevins has disappeared?
- Why do you think they start discussing death, God, and religion?
- In what ways do John Grady and Rawlins seem vulnerable? In what ways do they seem stronger?
- Examine the passage on page 93. In what ways do the boys seem like they are being "accepted" as cowboys by the vaqueros?
- What might the color red symbolize or express in this section?
- What do you make of the way Señor Rocha's daughter is described and presented? How might she alter John Grady and Rawlins' relationship?
- What do you make of the "peaceful" ending to part I?
HW: Read and prepare to discuss pages 97-110 for tomorrow's class. Review the rhetorical analysis passage from page 105.