Sunday, April 15, 2007

Chapter 3:

The authors devote half a page to describing nature in this chapter, page 45. They paint a picture of autumn, then early winter, by describing the geese flying overhead, the colors of the fall leaves, and the thin coats of ice on the puddles. It made me stop and picture nature, but I also wondered why the authors chose to put this into the book. The main point is whether or not Sam will return and whether the war is affecting the people of Redding. I wondered why the authors wanted the reader to picture nature as I read the description.


Ron Cos Student said...

I don't think the mother said much because of the time period of the novel. In those days, the father was the head of the household. I also wondered who Tim was going to side with, Father or Sam. He really admires his brother Sam, but he respects his father too.

Teacher Demo said...

Perhaps the authors are trying to "hint" at what is to come for Sam and the other residents of Redding. Maybe this is a form of foreshadowing - to have it rainy and stormy as Sam announces what the Rebels and Lobsterbacks are doing.