Day 3

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does Victor’s white girlfriend leave him in “All I Wanted to do was Dance”?

    Students may have multiple theories as to why Victor’s white girlfriend leaves him. It is possible she developed a cocaine habit and pulled away for that reason. She might have met someone else at a party who she liked better. Victor’s alcoholism may also have driven her away. You might encourage your students to point to the text to decide which reason is most likely.

  2. 2

    What does dancing represent in “All I Wanted to do was Dance”?

    Victor dances as much as possible after his girlfriend leaves him. He dances each day for at least one hundred days. The dancing is one way he deals...

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