Students are to respond to each quote in one of three ways (their choice):
1. Analyze the significance of the quote (explain how and why it is important)
2. Discuss its thematic relevance (relate the quote to a central idea in the text)
3. Respond to it in a more personal way (discuss feelings and thoughts elicited by the quote).
Central Idea in the Text
Our narrator provides a close account of the atrocities of the war. Even those who physically survive are victims. The soldiers must learn every detail of warfare in order to survive.