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Part 2: Appearance vs. Reality

Part 2

Appearance vs. Reality

Agatha Christie

The Witness for the Prosecution
Did he really commit the murder?

ACTIVITY

Describe a time when you were fooled or misled by appearances. What led your perception or judgment astray—in other words, why were you fooled? What did you learn as a result of your experience? Record your memory of the event in writing, or tell your classmates about it.

Heinrich Böll

The Balek Scales
A boy uncovers the truth.

Octavio Paz

The Street / La Calle
Who—or what—is following him?

Juan Ramón Jiménez

I Am Not I / Yo No Soy Yo
Seeing two selves

David Mamet

The Watch
Will his graduation present live up to his dreams?

REAL WORLD LINK
Volkswagen Television Ad

John Steinbeck

AUTHOR STUDY
The Flood

The Grapes of Wrath: Photo Essay

from Travels with Charley

Letter to Edith Mirrielees

from Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
Voice of the common people