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Chapter 8 . by joanna medrano. true or false. Conrad is studying for finals Beth and Cal are going to the Murrays house the book cal is reading is “The Rise and fall of the Third Reich” Beth and Cal are the last to get to the party Conrad cut his wrist vertically . answers. F T T T F.

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Chapter 8

Chapter 8

by joanna medrano


True or false

true or false

  • Conrad is studying for finals

  • Beth and Cal are going to the Murrays house

  • the book cal is reading is “The Rise and fall of the Third Reich”

  • Beth and Cal are the last to get to the party

  • Conrad cut his wrist vertically


Answers

answers

  • F

  • T

  • T

  • T

  • F


Summary

SUMMARY

Cal is fixing the door knob and drinking before he leaves to the party. He starts making small talk with Conrad and turns out that he doesn't mind if they go to London. Beth overheard but says its too late now. Cal doesn't want to go to the party because he doesn't really like Phill. The get there late have some drinks eat dinner and have a bunch of small talk; while Beth and Cal try to avoid talking about Conrad. Beth ends up being mad, when they're leaving, at Cal because he talked too much about Conrad. When they get home Cal goes to check on Con and stares at the scare that almost kill him then goes to bed remembering something that happened in the past.


Quote

quote

“..It gave the day that tiny period of purpose, and protected his soul from the sin of idleness”

- he is still looking for his purpose in life he is still lost


Change

change

Cal changes in this chapter because you start seeing that he has an alcohol problem and even though it is not addiction yet it can lead to it.


Major conflict

major conflict

The major conflict is that they don't want to talk about Conrad at the party and they keep trying to avoid the conversation. They are trying to keep the problems with Con hidden from everyone.


Literary terms

literary terms

  • idiom: “ giggling pupils.”(p.67)

  • humor: “your basic teanager”Cal observes Conrads eyes the gray slacks, black turtleneck, and gray plaid short coat “ your basic suburban lawyer”(p.60)

  • idiom: “bulldoze it out of them”(p.68)

  • personification: “boot heels digging into the carpet” (p.60)

  • simile: “smells sweet and fresh like wood fern”(p.67)


Setting

setting

there house in the den and Conrads room and the Murray house


Discussion questions

Discussion questions

Dr. Crawford says that Con is an overachiever and set to standards he could not meet what could have Conrad failed at that lead him to suicide?

When Cal ask Beth after the party ‘whose privacy he violated’ why do you think Beth stayed quiet?


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