Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Journaling - Today's topics
"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 SeƱor 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.

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