Read until the end of Ham on Rye, and respond to the prompt below in a 200-250 word response. Integrate at least two (or more) citations from the novel to help illustrate your points. The goal is to prove that you’ve read and thought about the entire reading.
- Prompt: By the end of the novel, Henry has grown into his fully mature role of underdog, outcast, and loner. Using examples from pages 210-283, describe what kind of person Henry has grown into at the end of the novel. In trying to describe Henry’s character at the end, refer specifically to two or three specific moments from these pages. Look specifically for any moments of violence, tenderness, emotion, or any moments that reflect on any of the themes we’ve been discussing throughout the novel. Of specific interest should be how he relates to the people that surround him.
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While I encourage you to read and be inspired by each other’s responses, each response must be completed individually. Feel free to quote each other, if you like. If you do, just make sure you give credit to the original author. If your post is too similar to any posts above yours, I’ll assume you copied it/them.
The responses are always due before class on the due date. You must attend class in order to be eligible for a grade on your response.