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The Large Ant by Howard Fast Hand-in Assignment Due Date: Part One: Working alone or in a group of two,

, respond in writing to any two of the following quotes from the story. Make sure you express your opinion of the quotes (i.e. do you agree or disagree with them) and provide reasons and examples to support why you feel this way. These reasons and examples could be from your own lifes experiences or from events going on in the world right now or in the past. Also use evidence from the story to support your answer. You will be marked on your ideas and on the quality of the examples you use to support your ideas. (10 each = 20 Marks) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The answer is very simple, Mr. Morgan. You killed it because you are a human being. the creature itself would have been beautiful, had it not been an insect and myself a man. You cant look carefully at a thing through a screen of hatred. If its that intelligent, why didnt it use one of those weapons on me? Would that be a mark of intelligence? the weapon has become the symbol of the world we inhabit. Is that civilized, Mr. Morgan? Or are the weapon and civilization in the ultimate sense incompatible? Can you imagine a mentality to which the concept of murder is impossible or let me say absent. We see everything through our own subjectivity. We cant change. We are what we are. fear and hatred are the two sides of the same coin. Like a criminal who can no longer live with himself, I am content to be judged.

Part Two: Answer the following questions in complete sentences. Explain all of your answers. Values follow each question in brackets. 1. 2. 3. Identify the protagonist and the antagonist of the story. Explain your choices. (Value 4) Identify one of the main conflicts in the story. Tell me who it was between, what it was about, what type of conflict it represents, and discuss whether or not it was resolved. (Value 4) What is the dominant characteristic of this story? Explain your choice. (Value 2)

The Large Ant by Howard Fast Hand-in Assignment Due Date: Part One: Working alone or in a group of two, respond in writing to any two of the following quotes from the story. Make sure you express your opinion of the quotes (i.e. do you agree or disagree with them) and provide reasons and examples to support why you feel this way. These reasons and examples could be from your own lifes experiences or from events going on in the world right now or in the past. Also use evidence from the story to support your answer. You will be marked on your ideas and on the quality of the examples you use to support your ideas. (10 each = 20 Marks) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The answer is very simple, Mr. Morgan. You killed it because you are a human being. the creature itself would have been beautiful, had it not been an insect and myself a man. You cant look carefully at a thing through a screen of hatred. If its that intelligent, why didnt it use one of those weapons on me? Would that be a mark of intelligence? the weapon has become the symbol of the world we inhabit. Is that civilized, Mr. Morgan? Or are the weapon and civilization in the ultimate sense incompatible? Can you imagine a mentality to which the concept of murder is impossible or let me say absent. We see everything through our own subjectivity. We cant change. We are what we are. fear and hatred are the two sides of the same coin. Like a criminal who can no longer live with himself, I am content to be judged.

Part Two: Answer the following questions in complete sentences. Explain all of your answers. Values follow each question in brackets. 1. 2. Identify the protagonist and the antagonist of the story. Explain your choices. (Value 4) Identify one of the main conflicts in the story. Tell me who it was between, what it was about, what type of conflict it represents, and discuss whether or not it was resolved. (Value 4)

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What is the dominant characteristic of this story? Explain your choice. (Value 2)