Here is how I approached this story for my AP language class:. This focused the class on one of the principal themes of the story and signaled that we are more interested in the ideas than learning complex vocabulary. Students read this on their own. After asking student-generated questions on each section the students were experts. We read this version as a class and I model my surprise at significant details that were left out of the first version. This is also were I pause to wonder about the characters developing familiarity with their quirks before students are faced with the original version of the story.
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Anna Kendrick —star of the new HBO Max series, " Love Life "—knew she had to embrace all the cringeworthy honesty of her character's romantic struggles. Watch the video. Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon is a short story written about a 30 year old carpenter who makes bird cages as a hobby.
He has a girlfriend named Ursula "wife" who he has been unmarried to for 4 years and no children. Balthazar makes a beautiful cage which is publicaly admired and considered his best piece of work. Many people are interested in the cage but Balthazar remains loyal to the customer that originally ordered it. It turns out the the person who ordered the cage was a 12 year old boy and his parents were unaware that he ordered it. The parents refused to pay for it and the boy had a fit.
Instead of taking the cage , Balthazar gave it to him for free. He left the boys and his family's house and someone asked him how much he got for it. He responded "sixty pesos". Then he went out and got drunk for the first time and bought everyone drinks celebrating his 60 pesos that he was never given. The story ends with him looking dead lying on the street drunk.
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