PEARSON ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
English 10 Short Story: "The Father"
Group Questions and Writing Assignment
With your group, discuss the answers to each question. Choose one
person to write each answer, and another to speak for your group. After
you are finished, we will share the answers in class.
1. On his first three visits to the priest, Thord's character is
revealed. Examine his words and actions and comment on what we know
about Thord from these.
2. The priest's character is revealed through his questions and
comments to Thord. Look at three questions he asks Thord and explain
what each question reveals about the priest.
3. Thord's son has become a "blessing" to him at the end
of this story. Explain what kind of "blessing" the author
Write a paragraph to explain how the author reveals Thord's
character. Discuss Thord's appearance, actions, and speech in your
paragraph. Finally, note how Thord has changed at the end of the story,
and how this change is revealed.
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