Athletic Shorts Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Rent the video Angus, then compare and contrast it with the short story. How is it different? Better? Worse?

2. There are two allusions to the WWF (World Wrestling Federation). Research the history of professional wrestling in the United States, focusing in particular on the role of the WWF in the past twenty years in dominating the industry.

3. Angus is the child of two sets of gay parents. Research gay parents, in particular focusing on the effects on children. What are some of your findings?

4. AIDS is mentioned in two stories.

Research the recent advances made in AIDS medical research. How has society's attitude towards people with AIDS changed over time?

5. There is an allusion in "The Pin" to the book Vision Quest by Crutcher's friend Terry Davis. Read Vision Quest, then compare and contrast Davis's and Crutcher's style, themes, plots, and characters.

6. Both Angus and Louie confront homophobia...

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