. . . and write a 5-7 sentence paragraph in response to ONE of the following prompts on loose leaf paper:
Prompt 1: How does Georgie’s final comment, “I save lives,” connect and unify the events of the short story “Emergency”? What possible meanings might this comment possess? Be sure to use at least two examples from the story, that include the characters he saves.
Prompt 2: Describe how Georgie sees things differently from the other characters (Terrence Weber, Nurse, The Narrator). In addition, describe how the narrator sees things differently from the other characters. How is sight used as a symbol in this story? Is the narrator a reliable witness to the events in the story, even though he admits his memory is flawed? Explain.
Prompt 3: The narrator seems to want to tell us a rambling story about one summer in 1973, but ends up focusing on Georgie. Why? In your opinion, what is interesting about Georgie? What remarkable thing does Georgie do in the first half of this story? What kind of person is Georgie? How is Georgie different from the doctors and nurses in this story?
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