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Everything I now know about creating discussion questions and writing assignments, I owe to Phil Bildner, and I thank him for these new skills.
Sometimes people learn to appreciate each other’s way of looking at things through a shared experience. By the end of the story, in what way has Maude become more like Sallie? In what way does Sallie come to understand Maude better? Why do you think this is true?
Sallie tells us what her goal is, but what do you think is Maude’s goal throughout the story?
Sallie tells us her side of the story. In what way do the newspaper accounts tell us more of the story?
Contrast is when two things are opposites. Tell about these contrasts in the story:
Inside and outside the mercantile.
Having hot chocolate with Aunt Ruthie and Mrs. Golightly.
Working with Aunt Ruthie and Mrs. Peasley.
Sleeping in their own bed and sleeping under the stars.
Advice they receive from Mr. Peasley and from Marion.
How Sallie thinks Maude will be once they are range riding, and how Maude turns out to be.
How Maude tries to be someone for Sallie to look up to, and how this sometimes goes wrong.