Unit Test, Part 2: How a Story Unfolds
Answer the questions below using complete sentences. Be sure to support your answers with specific examples from the stories. (20 points)
1. Both “Silky” Bob in “After Twenty Years” and Peyton Farquhar in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” face threatening situations. Compare and contrast the way each author depicts these situations by discussing the characters’ behavior and feelings about their respective predicaments. Answer:
Well a difference is that one died by being hung, and one got arrested for being a criminal. Some similarities between them is that they both faced life threatening situations. They both committed crimes, but they were handled different ways. They both knew that something was coming, right before it did. Silky Bob knew he was going to be arrested, once he read the letter. Peyton knew he was going to die, right when they cut the rope. They also didn't really do anything to prevent any of it. Silky Bob faced his consequences, and Peyton died being hung. Silky Bob from “After Twenty Years” and Peyton Farquhar from “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” both are in very dangerous situations, and while they are in these predicaments, they show who they really are. They are both in situations that aren’t pleasant for them, and can cost them their lives. Both of them are considered criminals, “Silky” Bob is a known criminal, and is wanted for crimes that he executed. His friend childhood friend, Jimmy Wells, promised to meet him at ‘Big Joe’ Brady’s Restaurant after twenty years of not seeing each other. In those twenty years, “Silky” Bob headed out to the West, while Bob was off in the West, Jimmy stayed in New York, and became a police officer. Bob doesn’t know about Jimmy’s new job, though. So, Bob waits by the building, in the darkness of night, to hide his face. A police officer walked up to him, and “the man spoke up quickly.” Bob continued to tell his story about when Jimmy and...
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