Tuesday 9th October we was in groups of three and had to prepare an oral presentation where we compered two different short stories. I worked with Christina and Alida. We chose: “puppies for sale” and “two kinds.” since the assingments was to talk about and to compare two novels, we thought it was important to chose two very different ones. we chosed two kinds beacause we found it interesting, and Ann also showed it too us. We chose puppies for sale beacause we were looking for a short shortstory and this one was very short, yet very moving.
Two kinds: The story takes place in Chinatown, San Fransisco. they have comed to the states with a agenda like many others; the american dream! The mother wants her daughter Amy to sucseed and to play the piano. The big dilemma is that Amy do not care too much about the piano playing and lets her mother down and makes a fool of her self at a consert. This shortstory is long compared to puppies for sale. So we used a little more of our time to work with it.
Puppies for sale: The story is about a farmer who has puppies from an expencive breed, for sale.As the farmer puts up the “for sale” sign a little boy wants to buy himself a puppy. ofcourse the boy can not afford the fine puppies with his little amounts of money but he gets a free look anyway. When the puppies come running out from their little house there is one little dog not managing to keep up the high tempo. The boy says: i want the one with the not-working leg. The farmer says that the puppy will never be able to run like the other puppies, ot neither with the little boy. Then the little boy shows of his broken leg with metal rails an says; the puppies need someone who can understand him, like me.
Obvioulsy this is the story that I worked the most with, and I liked it very much. In the story we learn that even though there is a big difference between pet and owner, there is a really big equality too.
The groop of me, Christina and Alida woked very well i think and ended up with a good grade on the presentation.