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1. (9) Why is Eva so affected by the ending of Anne Frank’s diary?

1.1. because Anne Frank died and she think she will die

2. Answer


3.1. (1)Why does Ms. Gruwell’s students hate and resent her at first?

3.1.1. Because she was shy and she wasn't prepared for that kind of students (bad, no-respect)

3.2. (3) How does Ms. Gruwell's upbringing, appearance, and attitude contrast with those of her students?

3.2.1. She tries to be a very nice teacher who loves their students, not a very strict teacher.

3.3. (2)Most of the teachers at Wilson High do not dress in formal attire. Why do you think Ms. Gruwell chooses to wear business suits and pearls to class? What impression does this make? How do clothes, accessories, and make-up affect how other’s perceive you?

3.3.1. She wants to look like a real teacher that she saw everyday. Accessories might be taken away by the students for the money.

3.4. (4) Why did Erin Gruwell (Ms. G) decide to teach instead of being a lawyer?

3.4.1. She loves teaching

3.5. (5) Erased accidently

3.5.1. M.G agreed that she teaches the chidren with problems, but he doesn't want his wife to do three works.


4.1. (6)What does Ms. G do when she finds the picture of Jamal? What historical event does she bring up?

4.1.1. the juish holocost

4.2. (7)Why is this event relative to her students?

4.2.1. because black persons are judged, like the juis

4.3. (8)Miep Gies, the woman who hid Anne Frank, is a hero to Ms. Gruwell’s students. What does Miep Gies mean when she tells Ms. Gruwell’s students, “You are heroes everyday.”?

4.3.1. Because they fought everyday for their family

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6.1. (1)Why are the students filled with such anger at the beginning of the movie? Do you think their anger is reasonable?

6.1.1. Answer: cause they don't like other colors person

6.2. (2) Why are the students so unwilling to associate with anyone outside their ethnic/racial groups? Where does this intolerance come from?

6.2.1. Answer: because they have been ''élevé'' like this

6.3. (3) Why aren’t Ms. Gruwell’s students motivated to succeed in school? What outside factors affect their ability to learn?

6.3.1. Answer: they can't study cause they have to defend themselves

6.4. (4)Why do some of Ms. Gruwell’s students believe they won’t live past age 18?

6.4.1. Answer: cause they live in a dangerous city

6.5. (5) What would you do to break the ethnic and racial barriers in Mrs. Gruwell’s classroom?

6.5.1. Answer: making team work with two different ethnic person


7.1. (7) Ms. Gruwell is the first teacher to show trust and respect for the “at risk” students at Wilson High. How does Erin Gruwell demonstrate this? Why are some students more resistant to trusting each other?

7.2. (8) Why is trust such an important component of a teacher-student relationship?

7.2.1. because the students are more open to the teacher

7.3. (9)How do the classmates learn to trust one another? How does reading and writing initiate this change?

7.3.1. Time to time

7.4. (10)How are relationships healthier when the individuals involved have mutual respect?

7.4.1. Answer: they don't kill themself


8.1. (1)What is Eva’s (the Hispanic girl) view of herself and her “people”?

8.1.1. People with problems

8.2. (2)What does the scene with the Cambodian girl and Eva show? What does it convey? What is the message?

8.2.1. Racism

8.3. (3)Why does Eva “hate white people”?

8.3.1. Her dad got caught by police because of white people

8.4. (4)According to Eva, why was her father arrested?

8.4.1. Someone lied to police that he was a murder

8.5. (5) What makes Eva choose to “go against her people” in the courtroom? Do you think this was a good decision? How do her family and friends react?

8.5.1. Answer

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