Short Essay Answer Key
1. As the story opens, what is Louis's dream job and fantasy?
Louis wants to leave his job to be a medic at Disney World in Florida. He wants to run away from his family.
2. Why do the Creeds take an almost immediate liking to Jud?
Jud is able to calm the Creeds after a long drive and general family tension. His colloquialisms help them to relax, plus he removes a stinger from Gage's neck.
3. Why is Louis reluctant to take Jud up on his offer of a late-night beer?
Jud told Rachel and the kids to go freshen up at his house because his wife Norma would love to meet them. He said she has arthritis and doesn't leave the house much. Louis doesn't want to visit because he thinks Jud just wants a free medical opinion about his wife's condition.
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