In-Class Graded Work: Choose either “Close Reading the Literature” or “Making Connections-Social Class Dynamics”
Assignment: “Analyzing the Literature” handout. Due Monday, 10/03/2023
Getting an “A” on either of these handouts requires answers with multiple complete sentences, frequent referring to selections from the book, and at least two in-text citations to the part of the book you reference.
Describe Ponyboy and SodaPop’s relationship compared to Ponyboy’s relationship with Derri. Which do you think is more important to Ponyboy?
Ponyboy loves his older brother more than he loved his late parents. Derry always yells at Pony, and Pony thinks Derri doesn’t care for him. But Pony understands that Derri cares for them with their parents gone (2). Pony says he doesn’t know which lifepath is better, Soda’s or Derri’s, so I would say we’re not sure which he finds more important.