Unit Test, Part 2: Autobiographically Speaking
Answer the questions below. When you are finished, submit this assignment to your teacher by the due date for full credit. (16 points)
1. What roles do the adults or older figures play in the lives of the various narrators? Select a figure from each of the four memoirs and write one sentence answering the question for each memoir. Answer:
Older figures play in the lives of the various narrators by giving the narrators their own unique guide that they thought was suitable for them to guidance them because of that it help the narrators become who they are now. Maybe it wasn’t the easy way for some but it eventually turned the way it was suppose to by making them into a better person and have success like their mentors wanted for them.
A Cub Pilot: The older figure for the narrator (lets call him mentor) so okay, his mentor could tell how ambitious yet incompetent the narrator was so he put him to the test to prove so he could see if the narrator was truly ready for the huge responsibility he was eventually going to give him and it was also to see how well could the narrator could trust himself and his knowledge even if someone were able to contradict to them. The narrator didn’t pass the test with a laugh coming from everyone in the ship including the mentor but by the end of the day the narrator did learn is lesson which I’m pretty sure was glued in his brain for him to always refer to that embarrassing yet very reliable memory. Barrio Boy: The narrators teacher was his mentor. She had her own trick up her sleeve to help him through the new culture and language he was earning. Well…it wasn’t really a trick but more like her personality that was ambitious, kind and warm heated. She taught the narrator that he should never be ashamed of his culture and who he is because in the end of the day that what made him unique and special and she did show him that! Not just him but her...
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