Day 3

Topdog/Underdog Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does the brothers' collective recollection of the night they gave their father's car four flat tires and then lied about it highlight dynamics that we've already witnessed between the brothers?

    The brothers describe an event where Lincoln manipulated Booth into setting nails behind their father's car. Upon seeing their father's reaction, Lincoln was totally relaxed while Booth was terrified of being caught. Booth describes Lincoln's demeanor that night as "cooooool." Lincoln is always able to keep his feelings in check, while Booth often lets his emotions get the best of him. It's Lincoln's cool that enabled him to be such a successful Three-card Monte dealer, and...

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