PEAK CHAPTER 4 Objectives: Analyze the main events Analyze characters to infer character traits. Audio Chapters Chapter 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDMMtk6FhVg Summary Summary He describes the first encounter with his father, Joshua Wood the great mountaineer, which he hasn’t seen or heard from for seven years. The charges are criminal trespass, vandalism and reckless endangerment,…etc. The day of his trial has finally come. When Peak is asked his plea, he will plead not guilty to all charges which includes; criminal trespass, vandalism, reckless endangerment and many others. It finally came down to, Peak will have to leave the country with is father who hasn’t been in the picture for seven years (Joshua Wood) and pay a fine of $150,000 which will be returned if Peak doesn’t violate the terms of his probation. Summary The judge agrees to allow him to go with his father to stop the media from talking about the issue and to allow people to forget all about it and then the story dies. In this chapter, Peaks love and care for his twin sisters is highlighted in some of his actions and speech. Questions & Answers 1. Page 18 The author depicts Peak as the caring big brother. List three reasons why he sees him as the caring brother from the page above. The author shows Peak, the main character, as a caring big brother. This is shown in many parts of the story. One of the quotes that shows this, is when he calls them by their nicknames “Pea-Pea”. Peak then explains it wasn’t time for joking but he wanted to boost their mood when he saw their teary eyes. N.B. We’ll find more in chapter 5 Page 19 The author uses figurative language in this quote “The judge is going to eat me up and spit me out.” Which type of figurative language is used here? What is he trying to say? This is hyperbole. This hyperbole is used to show how serious the trial is and to show that Peak’s position is so bad. In other words, it shows that the judge wants to make an example out of him and to severely punish him. Page 25 Why did the judge decide to make Peak disappear? The judge wants the story to die and to stop the media from discussion this incident. He wants to make people to forget about it in order to prevent them from mimicking Peak’s idiotic acts. Moreover, he wants to give Peak a new chance and to spare him imprisonment. Padlet Time: 1. In your opinion, which part is the most important part in this chapter? Why is it important to you? 2. Think of another title to this chapter. Types of Conflict Man vs. Society – Peak broke the laws of society by climbing the skyscraper. The judge wants to make an example out of him.