Hamlet Fire is about a fatal fire in a chicken factory that was caused by unsafe working conditions. This chapter tells about the struggles of working class Americans in the modern era. After reading this, answer the following:
- Did anything surprise you about this reading? Cite examples.
- Based on what you learned about a profile, would you call this a good example of a profile? Why or why not?
- What kinds of issues were the characters connected with? What kinds of rhetoric (pathos, ethos, logos) were used by the author?
- Were there any examples of vivid description that made the story more readable? Why or why not?