Private Peaceful Friday, 09 April 2010 Recap of previous lessons 1. Two outcomes remaining 1. Critical essay 2. Creative writing piece 2. Essay titles to chose from – How does Michael Morpugo effectively describe the horrors of war? – “Home’s home. Here’s here.” (p165) Show how Michael Morpugo contrasts the ideas of “peace” and “war” – “…even my courage to be a coward had evaporated.” (p161) Do we admire Tommo Peaceful, or pity him? 3. Last chapter – • The Peacefuls arrive at “The Front”. • The realities of like at war begin to affect them. • Tommo falls in love (again…) Today’s Lesson Aims 1. To read to the end of Twenty Five Minutes Past Three 2. To look at and take notes on how MM creates a sense of realism and horror in the battle scenes 3. To look at and take notes on how Tommo’s character is being changed by his new life Today’s “End of Chapter” Questions 1. Quote a line from p137 which shows how devastated the town is 2. How does MM use the animals to add to the sense of desolation? (p139) 3. What is the “sickly sweet” smell that no one will talk about? 4. What 4 different ways do the Germans have of killing the British (p139)? 5. Why does Tommo feel a “surge of triumph” at the end of the German charge (p140)? 6. What emotions does Tommo feel when he chases the Germans to their trench. Explain whether this behaviour surprises you. (p140) 7. Quote the line of alliteration on p141 and explain how successful you think the author is in conveying the true horror of war in this single line.