8 Matching Questions
1) Extemporized – b) Perform something without preparation
2) Unabashed – c) Not embarrassed or ashamed
3) Genuflected – e) To lower one’s body by bending their leg
4) Gelid – f) Extremely cold
5) Inviolable – d) Not capable of being violated or infringed
6) Surfeit – h) Eating until excessively full
7) Epiphany – g) a divine manifestation
8) Macabre – a) Shocking repellent
1) How does Morrison personify Winter and use metaphors comparing Mr. MacTeer to winter? Give specific examples from the text.
She did this to compare his life and his family. For example she also uses the metaphor ” his high forehead is the frozen sweep of the erie, hiding currents of gelid thoughts that eddy in the darkness”. his forehead isnt really frozen or the erie for that matter but it compares to it.
2) How is Pecola harassed by the group of boys? What effect does it have on her? How is this reminiscent of common bullying?
Pecola was harassed by a group of boys, who talked about her, called her names and talked about her family. This effected her, because she felt bad and her embarrased. This is common bullying because these boys took the bad thing about Pecola and just put it in her face.
3) Describe Maureen Peal, comment on her interaction with Pecola.
Maureen Peal is stuck up , pretty , and popular. She is one of those girls that every other little girl wants to be like, as a child. Even thought she got the looks and all the other stuff she uses her looks against others, to get what the want like she did with Pecola.
4) Examine Claudia and Frieda’s comparison of themselves with Maureen.
Claudia and Frieda always thought they were the stuff, until they met Maureen. After seeing her they started down grading their selves. Seeing what people were saying about Maureen they felt like nothing .
5) Tell me about MacTeer sisters’ meeting with the prostitutes, how do they react and what does this them?
When the MacTeer sister see these ladies they don’t say anything to them. They sit there and act like they dont even notice them.
6) Analyze Geraldine and discuss her significance to the story.
Geraldine is themother of the boy that bullies Pecola . This lady is really in love with her cat, that she would pick it over her one child . Geraldine significanestothis story iskind of confusing because she really dosen’t love anyone .
7) Examine the importance of Geraldine and her relationship with Junior.
Geraldine spoils Junior with everything he wants, but she stiil treats the cat better. This show that Geraldine status or rate for a mom is low because spoiling your children doesn’t help them amount to anything. For Junior it must be hard being put after a cat and not being loved by his mother, so that my be a result of his bullying.
8) How does Junior treat Pecolea? How about his mother, how does she treat Pecola? What impact does this have on Pecolea?
Junior treats Pecola very bad , he mad her feel like she is less then a person. Then one day he just start acting very nice to her. He invites her to his house and tell his mom that she killed the cat. Junior’s mother Geraldine treats Pecola by cursing at her and telling her to get out of her house, she treats her very badly even though Pecola is innocent.