QUIZ – “Runaway Train” Scene / PLOT Analysis

Learning Target: Themes in  in “Runaway Train” with some further analysis.

Do Now (20 points QUIZ): 2 Scenes analyzed:

1)      “The ‘itty bitty spot” scene. What, on the surface, is Manny saying to Buck? In the second half of the scene, what is the deeper meaning of what he is saying, particularly the part where he says he ‘wishes he could’. Explain in at least one well developed paragraphhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTdjoA8HeAM

2)      “No, worse – human!” scene.   There are many layers to this scene. Explain what the message / theme is. What did Manny mean when he said this to Sara? Then, pay particular attention to how Sara eventually reacts, what she is screaming for Buck to do. Put your reactions in writing. You may want to take notes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnNZTo8aYHs

Discussion:

Ending quote from Shakespeare’s “Richard III”

ANNE: Villain, you don’t know the laws of God or of man. Even the fiercest wild animal has some touch of pity.
RICHARD: But I know none, and therefore am no beast.

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