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1a. At what points in the story did you agreed with Tom s choices?

Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess, p. 20
1a. At what points in the story did you agreed with Tom s choices? How about Tom s choice to break the window?

Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. p. At what points in the story did you agreed with Tom s choices? How about Tom s choice to break the window? 1b. When did you disagree with his choices? . 20 1a.

Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. p. When did you disagree with his choices? Maybe his choice to go out the window in the first place. 20 1a. At what points in the story did you agreed with Tom s choices? How about Tom s choice to break the window? 1b. .

Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. p. 20 2a. Why does Tom go out on the ledge? .

p. . 20 2a.Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. Why does Tom go out on the ledge? Tom goes out on the ledge to retrieve the yellow sheet containing the statistics he had gathered.

Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. Why does Tom go out on the ledge? Tom goes out on the ledge to retrieve the yellow sheet containing the statistics he had gathered. p. 2b. What does this reveal about his character? . 20 2a.

p. What does this reveal about his character? This shows that Tom cares deeply about his work. . Why does Tom go out on the ledge? Tom goes out on the ledge to retrieve the yellow sheet containing the statistics he had gathered.Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. 2b. to the extent that he would risk his own safety. 20 2a.

How does Tom feel when he looks between his legs down onto Lexington Avenue? . p.Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. 20 3a.

How does Tom feel when he looks between his legs down onto Lexington Avenue? Tom feels terrified when he looks down at the street. p. 20 3a.Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. .

3b.Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. How do Tom s feelings affect his ability to get off the ledge? . How does Tom feel when he looks between his legs down onto Lexington Avenue? Tom feels terrified when he looks down at the street. p. 20 3a.

Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. 20 3a. . p. How do Tom s feelings affect his ability to get off the ledge? He becomes paralyzed and is convinced that he will faint. How does Tom feel when he looks between his legs down onto Lexington Avenue? Tom feels terrified when he looks down at the street. 3b.

. p.Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. Contrast Tom s attitude toward life in the beginning of the story with his attitude at the end. 20 4a.

At the beginning of the story.Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. to realize that his relationship with his wife is more important that his work. 20 4a. p. . Contrast Tom s attitude toward life in the beginning of the story with his attitude at the end. he is interested only in his woek.

p. Contrast Tom s attitude toward life in the beginning of the story with his attitude at the end. to realize that his relationship with his wife is more important that his work. he is interested only in his woek.Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. 4b. At the beginning of the story. What causes his attitude to change? . 20 4a.

he is interested only in his woek. What causes his attitude to change? His close encounter with death makes him realize what is important to him. p. to realize that his relationship with his wife is more important that his work. . Contrast Tom s attitude toward life in the beginning of the story with his attitude at the end.Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. At the beginning of the story. 4b. 20 4a.

Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. What causes his attitude to change? His close encounter with death makes him realize what is important to him. will Tom make in his life as a result of this experience? . 4c. What changes. p. if any. 20 4b.

. if any. 20 4b. What causes his attitude to change? His close encounter with death makes him realize what is important to him. will Tom make in his life as a result of this experience? He will probably spend less time on work and more time enjoying life with his wife. 4c.Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. p. What changes.

20 5. What lesson can you learn from Tom s experiences? .Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. p.

and spend time doing things that are truly meaningful.Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. p. 20 5. What lesson can you learn from Tom s experiences? To appreciate each moment in life. .

Stories are often adapted into movies.Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. Do you think that a movie based on Finney s story would be as effective as the story itself? Why or why not? . 20 6. p.

. 20 6. since a lot of the tense action takes place in Tom s mind. Stories are often adapted into movies.Contents of a Dead Man s Pockets by Jack Finney Review & Assess. the story contains only one main character and almost no dialogue. Do you think that a movie based on Finney s story would be as effective as the story itself? Why or why not? Finney s story might not make a good movie because it would be difficult to convey the suspense on a screen. In addition. p.

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