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    • 4th hour: 
      1. Explain the connection between Teddy Roosevelt and Reuben Land.
      2. Give the significance of the following lines:
        1. “To my great relief she went from the room and I wiped my eyes and settled down. The easy way she’d asked that—Better Darling?—I don’t know why, but I could hardly answer her” (240).
        2. “Seemed like I couldn’t ever see what Davy saw” (250).
        3. “At this a dread realization occurred: Since arriving at this house, we’d had no miracles whatever” (257).
        4. “His name isn’t Robinson, it’s Jape Waltzer—and he’s with Davy—and he’s going to kill Mr. Andreeson” (274).
      1. Why does Reuben get bummed out about his conversation about enemies with his dad? (245-246)
      2. What are your observations about the conversation that Reuben and Davy have about “old man Finch.” Look back at page 132 to see the scene Reuben is referring to in this passage. Make two specific observations.
      3. Describe how Jape loses his fingers and the role Sara plays in it.
      4. What’s significant about the fact that Jeremiah repaired the cracked guitar with airplane glue? (271). 
    • Turnitin.com class IDs: (all classes have mustangs as password)
    • 1st Hour: 18995038
    • 3rd Hour: 18995047
    • 4th Hour: 18995052

    Essay Options:
    1. Analyze the role of narration in the novel Peace Like a River. Why is Reuben’s narration important to understand and how is Enger using him to communicate themes or ideas of note?

     

    2. Analyze the settings of Peace like a River. Do locations carry specific tones or moods and how is Enger using these to influence the reading experience?

     

    3. Analyze the relationship between Reuben and Jeremiah throughout the novel. How does this relationship function in the novel? What does Enger show the reader through it?

     

    4. Which character(s) can be considered enemies of the Land family? Waltzer? Andreeson? Davy? Analyze why and how.

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