Part I: (Ernest Hemingway Big Two-Hearted River)
Although it can be easy to miss, Nick is suffering from what we now know as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The way Nick believes he can heal his body and mind is to fish and camp in nature. In a time when PTSD wasn’t recognized, how does Hemingway highlight Nick’s mental and physical condition? Use specific examples from the text. Response should be at least 200 words.
Part II: (In Cold Blood)
Choose one character from In Cold Blood and discuss his or her significance. Look deeper than victim and perpetrator. Each victim and perpetrator has their own back story that gives them a unique role in the events. What motivates him or her? What scares him or her? How is he or she different from his counterparts within the story? Response should be at least 100 words.