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She had her own boy at home. She stood up with determination and went to the door. You’ll be killed. Two of them blinked their eyes a couple of times and pressed their lips together. The train resumed its speed. The door slid shut, parting the lady and the boys. She leaned against the side door because she had to get off at the next stop. The boys opened their eyes wide at each other and laughed. The boys looked at her and laughed harder. They began to pound each other’s back. Samuel laughed the hardest and pounded Alfred’s back until Alfred coughed and the tears came.
Two of them blinked their eyes a couple of times and pressed their lips together. The train resumed its speed. The door slid shut, parting the lady and the boys. She leaned against the side door because she had to get off at the next stop. The boys opened their eyes wide at each other and laughed. The boys looked at her and laughed harder. They began to pound each other’s back. Samuel laughed the hardest and pounded Alfred’s back until Alfred coughed and the tears came. Samuel pounded him even harder when he saw the tears.
Thus, the characters (Samuel and others) are the journalist’s Who; the plot (the boys were jiggling on the platform, and when a man pulled the emergency cord one of them was killed) is the What; the setting (the subway, presumably in modern times) is the When and the Where; the motivation (the irritation of the man who pulls the emergency cord) is the Why. Your responses will teach you a good deal about what literature is and about some of the ways in which it works. TOPICS FOR CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING 1.