Focus: Students will be provided a chart to fill out with quotes from the story “The Distant Past” and explain. • Object: TSW analyze the story the Distant Past, by doing activities such as graphic organizer, chart, and open ended questions • Open Ended: Describe the Middleton’s political loyalties and explain how it effects their way of living. Give an example of how they are effected by the new way of living.
The Distant Past By William Trevor
In the beginning.. • There were two children living in the reign of King George II on a farm with their father. The father had mortgaged his inherited estate to his children. When he died in 1924, the children had got the farm.
On Fridays, they took seven or eight dozen eggs to town. The Middleton's would go out for a drink with Far Driscoll in the Carraveagh.
Miss Middleton had a memory about the British, when they were ready to enter the Carraveagh. The Middleton’s were locked into an upstairs room, while Fat Driscoll, two farmers, were ready to massacre them, but it did not happen.
During World War II, the Middleton’s had suspected the Winkelmann to be spies for the Third Reich. Reverened Bradshaw had regarded the Middleton's as an anachronism. They were still respected in the town by the towns people.
Mr. Middletown had actually blown up post offices in Belfast. Miss Middleton had reminded Fat Driscoll that they did not want what happened, to happen in the first place.
Tourist had came to the country and sturd up old memories which almost started up old revalorizes, but the amount of respect that the Middleton's and the towns people had for each other prevented though revalorizes from starting up again.
The town began to lose respect for the Middleton's, so they started to pack up all their things, after the dog had died, and sell all the animals on the farm.