Dialectical Journal The Black Soldier Comprehension Questions

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1. From Page 127, “I wanted to throw off my clothes and shout—we were going to rear the black soldier, like an animal!” Based on the context, should we interpret the animal reference as to the black soldier, or to the village people who exhibit savage thought of executing the black soldier? 2. From “I”’s perspective, the black soldier transforms from a dangerous wild animal to a friendly and obedient livestock, then to an evil creature who betrayed “I”. If the black soldier was an animal, what that animal would be—an animal that’s friendly at a time, but precarious at another; an animal that forgives at one time, but retaliates at another; and an animal that exhibits both rationality and brutality? 3. The school-mistress says the village

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