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Inferring character motives in Vonnegut's short story, "The Kid Nobody Could Handle"

Unit 1: Constructive Controversy -- Oral and Written Argumentation
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWABAT to infer character motives in “The Kid Nobody Could Handle” by making distinctions between character contrasts and foils: Helmholtz vs. Quinn; Quinn vs. Jim; Helmholtz vs. Jim. SWABAT trace the theme of belief (encouragement and persistence) in the story.

Big Idea: Understanding characters is just plain AWESOME!

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