Presentation on theme: "Sign of the Chrysanthemum by Katherine Paterson"— Presentation transcript:
1 Sign of the Chrysanthemum by Katherine Paterson Day 5Discuss Chapters 8-9Pre-reading Chapters 10-12
2 Why does Muna hate it when Fukuji closes the door to his workroom? Question 1Why does Muna hate it when Fukuji closes the door to his workroom?Letting Muna into the forge would mean that Muna had been promoted from house servant to apprentice swordsmithPg. 65
3 How did Takanobu lose his sword? Question 2How did Takanobu lose his sword?He gambled it away in a dice game.Top of pg. 70
4 Question 3What favor did Takanobu ask of Muna that upsets him so much?He asked Muna to get him one of Fukuji’s swords.Pg
5 Question 4Why do you suppose Fukuji would never sell a sword to Takanobu?Fukuji will only sell to worthy Samurai, not drunken, lying, thieves.Pg. 70 and pg. 54
6 Question 5Who does Takanobu claim to be? How does Muna react to this claim?Takanobu claims to be Muna’s father. Muna thinks it’s a cruel joke, but cannot ignore the possibility that it is true.Pg
7 Question 6 What is the chigo? Why does Muna watch him so intently? Sacred page boy of the festival. He compares his own namelessness to this boy’s wealth, privilege, and beauty.Pg. 75
8 Question 7Why does Takanobu need the sword by the end of the Gion Festival?Revolt may happen anytime and he needs to be ready to fight.Pg
9 Question 8 What does Fukuji say when Muna asks to be his apprentice? Fukuji says it is more important that Muna asks himself whether he is a worthy apprentice.Pg
10 Question 9 What happens to Akiko after her father dies? Her uncle sells her to a brothel.Pg. 81
11 Chapter 10-12 Vocabulary garish (10-82) cadence (10-85) crudely or tastelessly colorful, showy, or elaboratecadence (10-85)the beat, rate, or measure of any rhythmic movementsubsided (11-86)to become quiet, less active, or less violentfiligreed (11-87)delicate ornamental work of fine silver or gold; lacy jewelers' work of scrolls and arabesquesstench (11-91)an offensive smell or odor; stinkbravado (12-94)a pretentious, swaggering display of courage
12 Chapter Plot SummaryFirst event in chapter 10: Muna runs down Suzaku Oji planning to snatch Akiko out of the house on Rokujo Avenue.Last event in chapter 12: Muna falls asleep, has a dream, and wakes up, disoriented. He still has the stolen sword with him.
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