You Can Count on Me

Character development

Focusing on one of these relationships…

  • Terry and Rudy
  • Terry and Sammy
  • Sammy and Rudy
  • Sammy and Brian (the boss)
  • Sammy and Bob (the boyfriend)

…identify four scenes that show an evolution in the relationship between the two characters.  Make clips of them. Then, write a paper (in Pages) which traces the relationship through your four clips. Place your clips into the paper in the appropriate “quote-sandwich-like” spot. That is, make sure you write something to prepare the reader for the clip (with the point you are going to make and the context for the clip) and then explore the clip carefully afterwards.

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