Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the overall tone of the opening of this novel and why do you believe that is the case?
The opening of this novel sets the overall tone of enchanting childhood summers and this can be seen throughout pages one through eleven as Douglas describes his realization of feeling alive as it transitions to summer.
2. What do Douglas and his father experience very differently and provide one example of how they see the same event quite differently?
Douglas and his father see the wonders of nature very differently. For example, Douglas's father claims that a sandwich eaten outdoors tastes different than one eaten inside as it is infused with the flavors of mint and pine sap which does wonders for the appetite, while to Douglas the sandwich always tastes the same.
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