1.Why is the detail about Mary Elizabeth being a Buddhist, but focusing on “how expensive cigarettes are” humorous? 2.Charlie describes a game called “smear the queer” He “never really understood the point of this game, but my brother loved it”. How is this ‘typical’ of Charlie? (Explain) 3.There is another major THEME revealed in this chapter. Specifically, it talks about Patrick and Brad, BUT this theme applies through the whole novel, and is really about Charlie. What is the theme? How do we see this theme with Charlie? 4.How does Charlie feel about Patrick and Brad? Explain, using quotes to prove your point 5. Why do you think Charlie’s “sense of language is improving along with [his] sentence structure?” 6.Although Charlie is talking about his Peter Pan paper, explain the metaphor in “I think it’s great that I could be improving […] without noticing”. 7.Charlie and his friends become enthralled with the Rocky Horrow Picture Show. Go online and write a brief 3-5 sentence plot summary. What theme(s) do you think overlap with Charlie’s life? Explain. 8.How is Charlie feeling about Sam’s relationship with Craig? Use two quotes to help prove your point. 9.What is the new development with Charlie’s sister’s relationship? How does he feel about it? 10.Charlie’s brother is at college. Describe how Charlie fantasizes about college, and what this reveals about Charlie. 11.On pg.52, there is a little more revealed about Charlie’s childhood. What do we learn about him? Is this surprising? 12.Explain the closing two sentences of this letter. What is he talking about?
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Buddhists believe that wealth is temporary and not a path to happiness..... money should be used to empower others. Mary Elizabeth's complaints about the cost of cigarettes is materialistic, thus humorous.
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