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1. When and where does the story take place?
- Maybe in Australia. They speak English, and there are kangaroos.

2. What is the weather like? Is it important to the story?
- It’s a nice sunny morning, and the grass is still wet from the dew.

3. That is the effect of the words “like small hand”, “caress” and “peaceful” used about the first kangaroo the man shoots?
- It makes it seem harmless and innocent.

4. Which statements are true and which are false?
After the man killed the first kangaroo * He is fascinated

5. Find two examples of religious vocabulary? What associations do these words bring to mind?
- They entered a cathedral.

6. Characterize the way the boy feels when he is about to shoot. Why does he feel this way?
- He is nervous

7. Which statements are true and which are false? After the has his first kangaroo he feels
– Disappointed and it has been easy

8. How well do you remember the words used in the text.
- We remember them very well.

9. What is the boy’s state of mind p. 27 11. 14-15
- He doesn’t know what he’s doing.

10. Explain: “He watched while the man strolled among the cripples blessing each with his wand.” Is the man a Christ figure?
- It means that he’s watching the man killing the kangaroos, that he crippled.

11. “Something inside the boy died” What?
- His innocence.

12. “It’s going to be a bloody good day”. Comment
- Bloody. They have killed a lot of kangaroos

13. “This one, this big one, the boy knew, would make him a man.” What does he mean? Does it make him a man? * If he shoots this big kangaroo, it would make him a man.

14. Describe the boy’s state of mind when he shoots the big kangaroo.
- He is very intense, nervous, shaking and so on.

15. Which sentence does the man repeat five times? What is the effect of the repetition?
- “Don’t walk behind me”.

16. What happens at the end of the story? Has the author given you any clues?
- The boy shoots the man.

17. What does the title suggest?
- You can kill a person or an animal just like that.

18. Why is there no precise indication of setting, and why don’t the characters have names?

19. What is the theme of the story? Feel free to add to the list. Try to reach agreement.

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