Monday, February 7, 2011


Introduce new vocabulary words
Discuss "The Things They Carried" and "Love"
  • Why does O’Brien keep repeating that “Ted Lavender was shot”?
  • In “Love,” how has Jimmy Cross changed since the war? How is he still the same?

HW: Read "Spin" and write down your answers to the following questions:
  • Why do the men enjoy playing checkers?
  • What does the narrator mean when he says, “I feel guilty sometimes. Forty-three years old and I’m still writing war stories?”
  • What specific events does the narrator relate that remind us of how young and naïve these soldiers are?

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