1. Questions 6-8 on the "After Reading" handout.
- Analyze Irony: Re-read lines 219-238. Explain the irony, or the contrast between appearance and reality, in Miss Strangeworth's insistence upon living "graciously".
- Draw Conclusions About Motivation: The narrator offers more than one reason for Miss Strangeworth's secret activity. What would you conclude is her main motivation for writing letters? Using a Graphic Organizer like the one shown record your answer. (Graphic Organizer on your sheet: three columns)
- Evaluate: Is the punishment that Miss Strangeworth receives at the end of the story appropriate? Explain why or why not.