Name: Ayuub Ararsa
Unit Test, Part 2: Insights into Character
Answer the questions below in complete sentences. Use examples from the selections to support your answers. When you are finished, submit this assignment to your teacher by the due date for full credit. (20 points)
1. What happens to the characters Dade and Julian at the end of their respective stories? How are their situations similar? Answer: At the end, both Dade and Julian feel alone in the world. Dade feels alone because he realizes he won't ever understand the people around him and they won't understand him. Julian feels alone also because his mother just died and Julian feels alone without her.
2. 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. How does this quotation apply to Julian at the end of the story? Answer: His mom was trying to tell him that he had to live like he was going to die tomorrow.
3. All of the selections in this unit address the concept of self-knowledge in some way. 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. Answer: His mom was just trying to tell him that he had to live like he was going to die tomorrow.
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