Lena Reed/Period 1
Be Cool to the Pizza Dude Questions 1. What does “the pizza delivery dude” represent to Adams? What in her description of him leads you to your response? Why does she feel it is important to be “cool” to him and his kind? I think Adams is trying to have “the pizza delivery dude” represent those who are less fortunate than us, because if you are kind to those who have it harder than you, that kindness will come back to you in any way that you may need it. “What goes around comes around.” The description of the things she does for the pizza guy, described in paragraph 2, makes me feel like that is what she is talking about. 2. In your own words, what four virtues does Adams gain by being cool to the pizza dude? What do these suggest about Adam’s values? I think the four virtues Adams is describing in the essay are liberty, equality, community and compassion. These values suggest that Adams has a certain level of tolerance and the need to help others it seems like. Adams seems to value helping those who are less fortunate. 3. How do you interpret the final paragraph of the essay? How does this paragraph relate to Adam’s purpose? What larger point do you suppose Adams might be making here? The way I interpret the final paragraph of the essay, is that it seem to me that Adams is telling us that we need to appreciate those who are serving us and those who are less fortunate than us, because when we do, we will be happy about ourselves and when we are in hard times, these times of kindness to other people will be seen and they will be given back to you. 4. What is notable about the opening sentences in paragraphs 2 through 5? What effect do they have on the essay? The notable opening sentences in paragraphs 2 through 5 are “Coolness to the pizza delivery guy…” This gives an effect on the essay that Adams seems to be very appreciative of the things that they do for others even though they have the 5th most dangerous job in the United States. 5....
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