“After Twenty Years” story by O” Henry These questions will prepare you for next week’s final exam on this story. (The written portion of the final exam will consist of 3 questions, each of which will need to be answered in a paragraph.) DON’T USE ONLINE SOURCES TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS. USE YOUR OWN IDEAS.
- What is the story’s setting? (Include place, city, and time in history)
- Why does O. Henry begin this story with a description of a police officer: “The cop moved along the street, looking strong and important. This was the way he always moved.”
- What was your impression of Bob at the end of page 60? How did your impression change at the end of page 61?
- What lesson do you think O. Henry is trying to express here?
- If you had to name one character as the protagonist and one character as the antagonist, who would they be? Explain your answer.
- At the end of the story, what is Bob’s problem and how would you suggest he solves it?