Why do you think Stacey chose to leave? Do you agree or disagree with his choice? Why?
Much of this question will rest on the age of your students. Some students may admire Stacey for making a choice that supports his family and wonder about his experience, although it is worth pointing out that Stacey still has not sent word or sent money home. Many will understand the pressure that he felt, hearing about his family's need and thinking he needed to do something about it. Some students may feel that Stacey should have listened to his mother, and see the situation mainly through Cassie's eyes: his younger brothers and sister need him. Even those who disagree with Stacey's...
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