What details prove this? 55. Why was he so agitated? (He tells you) 56. This chapter starts with “Some things are hard to remember’ and he repeats t he concept of “l don’t remember” several times throughout the chapter. Any idea why? (you’ll probably have to come back to this one after reading the whole chapter What is Strapless’s reaction to the composition Holder wrote for him? Why did d Seedeater react this way? 58. 59. 60. 61. How does Saddletree reaction make Holder feel, and what does he do with t he composition? Why does he attack Seedeater? What is the outcome of the fight?
Describe Strapless’s actions during this scene. Look at things from HIS point of view. Now that you’re at the end of the chapter, why might Holder “not be able to remember”? VOCAL Chapters 7, 8 and 9: Define the term and use it in a sentence. 62. Conscientious: 63. Unanimous 64. Incognito 65. Burlesque Study Guide Chapter 7: 66. Holder describes WHY he is so mad at Seedeater in regards to Jane. What doe s he say? 67. Holder makes another “run” at turning to religion, but then decides not to. Bri fly describe this scene. What does Holder say and why? 68.
Holder admits that he was crying at the end Of this scene (one Of several time s he’s en crying over the past few chapters, even though he doesn’t want to admit it). Describe what he does in reaction to his crying. How does he try to fix it? 69. We talked a lot in class about the reasons that Holder does not want to admit a lot of what has happened in the past two chapters. List some of the reasons that H olden is “denying” what really happened (he admits it reluctantly, but keeps telling us he can’t remember). 70. List the different ways that Holder tries to “act macho / like a man” from our discussion. 1. Where is Holder getting his ‘Vision” of what he is supposed to be “as a man”? Based on class discussion) Study Guide Chapter 8: 72. How does Holder’s view of Ernest Morrow differ from Mrs.. MorroWs view of her son? Study Guide Chapter 9: 73. What is the first thing that Holder wants to do when he gets to Penn Station? Spends the whole first page of the chapter thinking through this, but in the en d,does NOT do it. Why doesn’t he, and what does it tell us about Holder? 74. Why does Holder have to tell the cab driver to turn around? What address do sees he give the driver? Why is he not going there? 5. Holder brings up the ducks against time to a scabies. What is the significant e of Holder’s concern for the ducks? Know yet? 76. Now think about how this might affect Holder’s viewpoint of growing up and j ongoing the adult world. He spent the first five chapters trying to “act older. ” Give a few ex ample of Holder’s attempts to seem older. What did he say or do? 77. Now he goes out into the adult world, and the first thing he sees is how some adults are acting in the hotel. Describe some of the “perverts” things Holder sees at the hotel the first night. Classic stuff. 78.
Now, Holder contradicts himself by saying, “In my mind, I’m probably the big SST sex maniac you ever saw,” and then a page later saying, “Sex is something I just d onto understand.