Entry Task - Journal Is killing or violence justified during times of war? Is it acceptable to kill someone who you know nothing about - in the name of war? What do you think a theme for this story might be? Remember to state it globally. Digging into the text Mrs. Ginder will take these questions in lieu of the “Lamb to the Slaughter “ones if you forgot to turn those in…… 1. What details does the author provide to identify the setting of the story in Paragraphs 1 & 2? 2. In Paragraph 8 & 9, an old woman is introduced. How does the sniper's interaction with this character develop the story's theme? 3. How does the author's choice to withhold details regarding the fate of the man in the turret of the car and the old woman until Paragraph 15 contribute to the suspense in the text? 4. What is the connection between the sniper's "ruse" and the enemy being hit? How does this event advance the story's plot? 5. How do the sniper's seemingly contradictory "cry of joy" and feeling of "remorse" contribute to the character's development? In Paragraph 8 & 9, an old woman is introduced. How does the sniper's interaction with this character develop the story's theme? Make sure to state your theme globally. To narrow: Grandma’s love got them through the tough times. To big: Love! (One word theme = BAD!!!!) Just right, global theme: Love can see people through difficult times. Exit Ticket 1. The point of suspense is to keep the reader engaged until the end of the story, yet this story’s ending is well… just a little messed up. A. Is the ending an effective conclusion? If you don’t agree, what would you do differently? B. Why do you think the author ended it this way?