Critical reading and discussion
1. Gregory means by these two statements that although his home life was one of poverty and want ,his home was not a place to learn shame and hatred .But at school ,which should be a positive environment ,he learned these inhumane values .the ironic statements interests the reader to want to know more about what Gregory means.
2. Gregory seems to be sad that the teacher did not ask why he misbehaved and was a troublemaker in class and that she assumed he was stupid , But he also wanted her approval badly as shown when he got a big thrill out of being chosen to clean the blackboard .while I was reading I felt that the teacher was heartless and immoral and she shouldn’t be teaching ,she could have merely thanked Gregory in class and then spoken to him privately later if she thought he could contribute it.
3. Paragraph 3 :we can conclude that he learned to boost his self- esteem through his own efforts paragraph 5:we can conclude that kids who are poor and hungry feel invisible so that makes them behave in ways so that to attract attention and we conclude from the wino story that he learned that in order to feel good about himself, he would have to defend others who were ashamed from themselves .
4. Gregory may have many reasons for not helping the wino sooner probably because of embarrassment at drawing attention to himself .lots of people don’t help the need for many reason for example :some people think that they are not qualified to help them some people can’t afford it ……ect.
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