Insight Into Character Essay

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Name: Date: Graded Assignment Unit Test, Part 2: Insights into Character Answer the questions below in complete sentences. Use examples from the selections to support your answers (Remember to use APE: Answer, Prove, Explain). (20 points) Score In a response of no less than two paragraphs, respond to each of the following questions. What happens to the characters Dade (“Star Food”) and Julian (“Everything that Rises Must Converge”) at the end of their respective stories? How are these two characters and their situations similar Be sure to include evidence from the text to support your answer (Answer, Prove, Explain). Answer: Both Dade and Julian where fixated on proving themselves right and defending their beliefs about…show more content…
(20 points) Score In his final lecture to his mother, Julian says: “You needn’t act as if the world had come to an end…because it hasn’t. From now on you’ve got to live in a new world and face a few realities for a change.” This statement is ironic because it applies to Julian more than to his mother. In a response of no less than 5 sentences, explain how this quotation applies to Julian at the end of the story and why it is ironic. Be sure to include evidence from the text to support your answer (Answer, Prove, Explain). Answer: It applies to Julian because he had only been out of school for a year and was disappointed at not finding success as he had hoped. He had decided he would probably never find success. He needed to face his new reality and realize he was going to have to work hard to get to where he wanted to be. He needed to dealing with selling typewriters till he found an opportunity to write. He was himself acting as if the world was ending because he had not found success and needed to face a few realities. 25 points) Score All of the selections in this unit address the concept of self-knowledge in some way. In a response of no less than two paragraphs, pick two of the selections and explain how they explore the ways in which characters either develop self-knowledge or their knowledge of themselves changes. Be sure to include evidence from the text to support your answer (Answer, Prove, Explain). Answer: The
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