Sucker By Carson McCullers “Sucker” by Carson McCullers http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2010/1 1/09/archives/classic-fiction/sucker-bycarson-mccullers.html Download PDF from website and read for homeworkMonday, May 6, 2013 ** Answer & Discuss Prereading Questions Pre-reading Questions 1. Why are people attracted to people who are not attracted to them? 2. Why do we sometimes pick on those who are younger than we are? 3. Why do people often look to others for affirmation of their own worth? 4. What would you like and not like about having someone admire you unquestioningly and believe everything that you say? 5. Why are some mean words harder to forgive than others? 6. What kind of person would you call a “sucker”? Directed Notes: Complete While Reading Mark places where Pete says or does something that shows he is growing up. Follow- up question: How does this show that Pete is growing up? Interpreting Words & Concepts humiliated • feeling ashamed or disgraced • having one’s pride, dignity, or status lowered 1. What is humiliating about the way Maybelle treats Pete? 2. Do you think Sucker felt humiliated by Pete’s bad treatment of him when he was a little kid? 3. Why is Pete’s attack on Sucker after he breaks up with Maybelle so humiliating for Sucker? Interpretive Questions for Shared Inquiry & Discussion Why does Pete feel so bad about what happens between him and Sucker, when he didn’t seem to care much about Sucker before?