Short Essay Answer Key
1. Is Ike a hero? Why or why not?
Yes, Ike is a hero. He first rescues the cat from the mayonnaise jar and then was the first to arrive and help Louise from being strangled by her husband. However, Ike's heroism is not rewarded.
2. Is the man strangling Louise ruthless?
The man is not ruthless. At first, he acts tough but immediately begs not to be hurt when he feels in danger.
3. Does Ike live a charmed life?
Ike's life is not charmed at all. He's divorced and seems to have a vibrant history, but his life today is comparatively quiet. He tries his best but is always punished for his help.
4. Does Ike try to isolate himself?
Ike claims that he wants to be alone. However, he always is the first to the scene and is always getting involved in others'...
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