Project Discussion Board
RE: Chapter Five
Posted by: maggiek
When: 4/14/2004 5:20:12 PM
I am the Literary Illuminator for Chapter 5: Meditatively (p. 58) -Marked by reflection or contemplation -This word describes Sunny chewing a small piece of wood. I think this word is important because it helps the reader imagine the expression on Sunny’s face and relate to her character. Predicament (p. 59) -a difficult, perplexing, or trying situation -In chapter 5 the Baudelaire children are trying to find a resolution to their problem. The word “predicament” lets the audience know that the children’s situation is not pleasant and this is the reason why they are desperately trying to find a resolution. Impulsively (p. 60) -acting on a sudden spontaneous preference to some usually unpremeditated action -The author tries to explain to the audience that adoption is a huge decision, especially for Justice Strauss. I like how she used the word “impulsively” to clarify that people do not choose to adopt spontaneously. Invigorated (p. 61) -to become full of life and energy -The word “invigorated” is used to describe the transformation of the children’s mood from depressing to energetic and hopeful. This word helps the reader picture the children’s expressions and what they are feeling. Posthaste (p. 67) -Speedy or immediately -The author begins to explain the meaning of posthaste, but does not finish the explanation. Violet says in frustration the word means not helpful, which is incorrect. I chose this word to clarify its meaning and help any confused readers. In response to: Please describe your thoughts on this chapter from your literature circle role perspective.
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