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1. During the summer that Laker worked for Gretel, she introduced him to plays, and he read more than fifty. However, Laker tells readers that Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire" became his most favorite play of all." If you have not already read this play, locate a detailed summary. What about A Streetcar Named Desire would cause Laker to be so drawn to it?

2. Henry says of his daughter, Vera Lynne, "She operates on the notion that anybody over seventy-five has nothing to contribute." Vera Lynne is not likely alone in that perception. Examine prevailing images of senior citizens that are presented in the news and entertainment media, including print and television advertising, to determine how older people are viewed.

3. Henry, who is 83, says of his years, "Golden years be damned. They are not golden. It's all a lie. Nobody ever tells you that getting old is...

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