Sounder

By:Allison Ameling

Theme:Responsibility

  • Sounder showed responsibility by coming back when his master was killed in the woods, he went home to get the boy up and to him.Mother showed it by keeping the family and house in good shape, while father was in jail. Father showed responsibility by doing the best he could to keep his children well fed and he did even though he went to jail.The boy showed responsibility by going to school, then coming home and taking his fathers place not just that but getting wood, food, and checking up on his family

Article: Bill Cosby

  • This article fits the theme by Bill taking responsibility about how he thinks we all should blame the whites for hurting them. During the article Bill talks about what the whites are saying about them, and not what he wants. At the bottom of the whole article Cosby said “We cannot blame the white people any more.He help us make our world better, not take turns for the worse.He wants us to speak English and not just have our own languages.
He thought that “people putting their clothes on backwards, isn't that a sign of something wrong? People with their hats on backward, pants way down to their feet, isn't that a sign of something? Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?”

Anticipation Guide

  • My opinion of this statement "Being able to attend school is a privilege." I disagree with this.
  • Why you feel this way..
  • Reason 1: I think that every kid should go to school, you don’t have to be special to go to school and it’s not a privilege.
  • Reason 2: Everybody in our school go to school and not every single one of us are the same, we handle things differently and nobody judges us about that.
  • Reason 3: I don’t think kids need privilege they just need to be able to afford the cost that’s no privilege

Video of pet/human relationships

  • Summary: It shows lot of different animals with humans bonding. One is a bear on top of a human and a girl hugging this lion. Different animals doing different things with the humans. A polar bear is walking around a guy playing with him.The video to me really shows if you got time that you can spend with any animal and teach it stuff take the time and use it.
  • Similar to Sounder and Master
  • Reason 1:They were playing around and hugging just like how master and Sounder were always having fun.
  • Reason 2:Every animal listen good for their owners or masters.
  • Reason 3:Lots of the animals do fun stuff with their masters and in the video the bear was on top of the guy hugging him, and Sounder and the master messed around a little bit.


The Human-Animal Bond

Father,Daughter, Dog

Is story is similar to Sounder because both of the masters have heart attacks. The whole time the dog stays by their sides.Some differences are, Sounder was a younger dog and Cheyenne was old and more brittle and tore up than Sounder.

Citations

"Bill Cosby on Blaming White People : snopes.com." 2005. 10 May. 2016 <http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/cosby.asp>



"The Human-Animal Bond - YouTube." 2015. 10 May. 2016 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsI6q1zZF5E>