Summary and Discussions by Racheal O
Literary Luminary: On page 162 the book says "The animals that offered affection now offered meat." Harshini's interpenetration of the quote was "... that the animals that were mean but turned into loving animals offered themselves to the sailors for food."
Creative Questioner: One of the questions I asked my group was "How was Wild's reaction to Perce's 'death' ?" It was a text dependent question and the answer could be found on page 260. My group responded by saying "He was sad and scared."
Word Watcher: One of the word we discussed was bureaucracy on page 290. The group said it was "A form of government."
Contrasts & Contradictions: Page 20 when Perce was nice to the unfamiliar dog. I thought he would hit the dog to move it along.
Aha Moment: The final paragraph on page 241 and pages 242 and 243. These pages are when Perce's toes get amputated because the flesh has died since his frostbite was so severe.
Tough Questions: Page 36, Perce finally decides makes the decision after some thoughtful questioning to become a part of the crew and go along on the journey to Antarctica after being told the risks and dangers.
Words of the Wiser: page 156 the rest of the group and Perce was complaining about pulling life boats and Crean said "' Can't fuss when the weight you're dragging is going to save your life,'"
Again and Again: Page 249 Wild had said the routine wake up call for almost 3 months now
Memory Moment: Page 234 Billy and Perce talk about their lives before the journey and what they would love to eat and what they missed (Perce mentioned a girl that he liked)