Answer to Questions
1. In paragraph 3 states the thesis, “They were two strong men, these oddly different generals, and they represented the strengths of two conflicting currents that, though them, had come into final collision.”
2. Lee viewed society as all men had equal rights, and should have an equal chance in the world. He embodied a way of life that had come down through the age of knighthood and the English country squire. Catton escape discussing slavery because Lee did not believe in it.
3. Grant represented Western frontiers. They both view the country’s social structure on what they believed in personally.
4. Catton use Point-by-point pattern to present his discussion.
5. In paragraph 13, Catton begin to exhausts comparison of both Grant and Lee.
6. Catton avoided choppy seesaw effects by focusing on one person at a time. Also by being very clear and concise.
7. His paragraphs are adequately developed with providing enough specific detail throughout. Ex. “Lee was a tidewater Virginia, and in his background were family, culture, and tradition… the age of chivalry transplanted to a New World which was making its own legends and its own myths.
8. The advantage of having one sentence in paragraph 3, stands out because it clarify was the story is about; considering it as the thesis.
9. Catton opinion of these men, “Each man had, to begin with, the great virtue of utter tenacity and fidelity.”
10. Catton avoid ending his conclusion paragraph by recapping comparison and distinguishing from the two.
1. Chivalry- the medieval systems or institution of knighthood
2. Deportment- the conduct, obedience, or demeanor
3. Embodied- to collect into or include in a body
4. Tenacity- the quality of retaining something