UNIT 7, LESSON 21: 100% MODEL ANSWER: Analysing Universal Human Values

  • UNIT 7, LESSON 21: 100% MODEL ANSWER: Analysing Universal Human Values

    Posted by Abdullah Williams on April 3, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Answer the following questions, ensuring you give adequate evidence, detail and clarity.

    1. Name at least one concept the first paragraph introduces that the rest of the essay explores.
    2. What is the purpose of the introduction of the Little Women extract, according to the second paragraph of the model essay?
    3. According to the third paragraph of the model answer, what effect does Alcott create through her use of a series of short paragraphs in the Little Women extract?
    4. According to the fourth paragraph of the model answer, what effect does Alcott create by switching from a series of short paragraphs to a more detailed one in the Little Women extract?
    5. According to the fourth paragraph of the model answer, what underlying reason is given for Mr. Davis punishing Amy?
    6. According to the fifth paragraph of the model answer, how does Alcott portray Amy in the final two paragraphs of the Little Women extract?
    7. According to the fifth paragraph of the model answer, how might Amy’s experiences with Mr. Davis affect her character development in the rest of the story?

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  • Mohamed Daahir

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    1. The extract explores the concept of injustice which was introduced in the first paragraph because the teacher punished Amy after Jenny told him that Amy had some limes. He punished Amy just so that he could assert his authority to the class and impress himself.

    2. The first paragraph tells us about all the events that led to the teacher being in a bad mood. It also introduces the concept of injustice and misfortune.

    3. By using short paragraphs, the author builds tension by talking about the different points of focus. This makes us see the other students’ view of the teacher and Amy. The short paragraphs also help us notice the silence in the room after the teacher enters and makes us focus more on Amy to help us feel empathy and sympathy for her.

    4. The author switches to a long paragraph after the short ones to talk about Mr.Davis and Amy in more detail and also slow down the pace of the story.

    5. Mr.Davis wanted to punish Amy so that he could think that he actually did have authority in the class. Mr.Davis punished Amy and it was the correct thing to do although he intended to assert authority to the class and impress them more than to be a responsible person. He felt as if he didn’t get the respect he deserved as he was not as good as he wanted to be; he wanted to change that by embarrassing Amy.

    6. In the fifth paragraph, the model answer says that at first, Alcott described Amy as a nervous and embarrassed person. She wrote that Amy gave the teacher an imploring look and she started when her name was called. However, after she realised that Mr.Davis wouldn’t feel any empathy for her; she didn’t flinch when she was struck. She felt disgrace and humiliation which most of the readers can relate to and feel empathy for.

    7. In the sixth paragraph, the model answer says that Amy might develop a hostile attitude to Jenny and/or a rebellious attitude to Mr.Davis. This is because it was Jenny who told the teacher that Amy had some limes and caused Amy to be humiliated in front of the class. Amy might start to not listen to Mr.Davis since he punished her despite Amy being one of his favourite students.

    • Abdullah Williams

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      This is fantastic, Muhammed… well done!

  • sumaya

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    1) I think one of the universal human values that the extract explored is courage because Amy was brave enough to bring limes in even though it was not allowed and when she was getting hit she didn’t show her weak side; instead she threw back her head and didn’t even flinch.

    2) According to the second paragraph of the model essay the purpose of the introduction is that it reveals the underlying thematic topic of the extract.

    3) According to the third paragraph of the model answer Alcott uses short paragraphs to build tension that switch quickly between various point of focus.

    4) According to the fourth paragraph of the model answer Alcott switches from short paragraphs to a more detailed one to slow down the pace of the story and focus more on Mr Davis and Amy’s internal conflicts.

    5) According to the fourth paragraph of the model answer Mr. Davis is about to carry out Amy’s punishment not so much for the purpose of justice, but more for the purpose of re-establishing his own importance. Once again, this links back to the first paragraph where the narrator suggests that ‘his pupils had not done him the credit which he felt he deserved.

    6) According to the fifth paragraph of the model answer Alcott illustrates Amy at first is one of a girl who is afraid or embarrassed because she ‘started’, ‘put both hands behind her’ and turned ‘on him an imploring look’.

    7) According to the sixth paragraph of the model answer Amy may develop a more hostile attitude towards Jenny or a more rebellious attitude towards Mr. Davis and other people in authority.

    • Abdullah Williams

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      Good work and well written, Sumaya!