Rough Review of "American Pastoral"; Answers to questions given to the teacher

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1. Why do you think the author wrote this book?

I think the author wrote this book to try to demonstrate what it might feel like being the father of a daughter who committed an act of terrorism. What kind of feelings he might be going through a person like this, and how they might find way to make themselves guilty of the crime that their child has committed. It basically let's us now that even terrorists have parents.

2. What have I learned from this book?

I have learned how hard it is to make a leather glove, and I have learned more about the era of the late 60s early 70s.

3. What would I like to know more about? Less about?

I would have liked to know more in depth about Merry's trips to New York, and what kind of specific political groups she was part of.

4. Did my feelings change at some point during the book? Where?


5. Was the book believable? Are there connections to my own life?

Yes, the book was believable. However there were no connections to my own life that I can think of.

6. What confuses me about the book?

The transfer from Part I to Part II confuses me. It doesn't really tell us that it is now talking from the Swede's point of view.

7. Have I been persuaded by the author?

No. I don't see anything that the author could have possible of been trying to persuade me to think or believe throughout the book. Other than maybe that bad things can happen to good people.

8. Has the book affected my attitude toward this subject?


9. How have I changed after reading this book?

I know that I don't wish to read another...