Analysis Of 'After You, My Dear Alphonse'

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Don’t judge people because you never know what people could be going through. In ELA expectations that we have is coming to class on time, finishing to do now quietly, and come prepared for class. Some things that we have done in class are read a book called Night about the Holocaust and a boy named Elie who had to experience his time in the concentration camp with his father. We also learned about the bystander effect. It was about the Kitty Genovese case when she was attacked outside of her apartment and her neighbors heard her and didn’t do anything; they ignored her cries. Our short story unit was about conflict, characterization and plot elements including the theme. Empathy can create a stronger and more just society because people would understand the things that people are going through or gone through. The Nazis didn't have any empathy for the people that they killed and how they destroyed their families. The first assignment…show more content…
In the story a young boy named Johnny had a friend named Boyd and when they went to Johnny’s house his mother would ask questions about his family and she would just assume things about him. She offered clothes but he never said that he needed it. For the assignment I had to find the tone of the story. I said the tone of the story was confusion because the boy was confused on why she would be asking all the questions and giving him clothes. Some things that she says to him is “And I have a few dresses that your mother or sister could probably use… But I have plenty of clothes, thank you.” In this quote she offered to give Boyd some old clothes and he kindly rejected because he didn't need it. She was disappointed in him because he didn't take it because people would take it and that was not right for her to say. She should have had some empathy because she didn't think how he could have felt being questioned so much family which was weird to
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