Please read p. 35 -75 (Ch. 3-5) of Sounder, by William H. Armstrong. 

Respond to the following on the forum: Where do we see people’s prejudice in the novel? How do these incidents affect the family? Are the members of this family strong or weak? How do you think your family would behave if it were in a similar circumstance?

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James' Homework:

The diffierence

We talked about the book's main time and place last class,and we had a new question. If the story happen at this time, what will happen?

In my opinion, if the family live in China now, they will be very rich. Let's first talk about the relationship between people in China. We never treat people in different way just because they looks different. That means people who live here have the same chance. They can work together in piece and they can be good friends. Different from the U.S. spirit, if we are friends, we are always getting ready to help others. So this is the first reason the family will be rich. Second, in many ways, the black people are more efficient, for example, if a chinese worker can carry a truck of brick one day, a black people might carry two trucks, and his salary will be one time more than a chinese worker. This is another way to show that a black man will live better in China now. The third , if he doesn't want to work very hard, he can be a foreign teacher in a school. It would get a high salary. And the last thought is little strange and impossible, black man can ru  really fast, so they can run away safely after they rob somebody.

Kevin's homework:

1.Where do we see people’s prejudice in the novel? 

Answer: In this novel, the black people were not equal with the white people. White people had many privilege that black people didn’t. In this story, the boy’s father stole something and was punished seriously. He was locked in jail for a long time. In the father’s heart, he didn’t want to steal things. But, because of they were very poor, he need to get some food for his family.

 

How do these incidents affect the family?

After the father was arrested, the boy had to visit his father for many times. This wasted him a lot of time.

 

 Are the members of this family strong or weak?

I think the members of this family were strong. The father stole foods for this family. It’s risky so that he need to have a lot of courage to do this. The other members were also strong, like the boy and his mother.

 

How do you think your family would behave if it were in a similar circumstance?

I think my family members will also do the same when this situation happens.

If I am in trouble, I’m sure they will try everything they can to help me, no matter what the cost is.

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