Kaffir Boy, Chapter 21-24 Notes

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Kaffir Boy, Chapter 21-24 Notes


  • 21-24 Quiz; Question 1 Johannes finds his mother with her face swollen

    and bruised and her eyes puffed up to the point where she could scarcely see (131)

    His father does not want him to attend school and is upset that his wife would enroll Johannes

    Why is he so upset that his son would attend school? He refused to go to school

    because his father led him to believe that an education was a tool through which white people were going to take things away from him (133)

  • Chapter 21 Notes (in notebook) Johannes is reluctant to go to school He wanted his freedom as a young man, his time in

    the gang and he was fearful from rumors he heard about school

    When he sees his mother ruthlessly beaten, Johannes sees this as something that forces him to go to school (130)

    His mother tells him I want you to have a future, child (133)

    Who holds the power in this chapter? How do you know?

  • 21-24 Quiz; Question 2 Miss Mphephu struggled with teaching so many

    students and begged for attention, but no one gave it to her (138)

    Miss Mphephu was only 16 and screamed a lot to get control she would also become hostile when she was upset with the students (138)

    An older woman with children of her own replaced her she too whipped us, she didnt do so with the unchecked brutality of the young girl (140)

  • Chapter 22 Notes (in notebook) Johannes begins school and has to listen to all of

    the rules of Bovet Community School Students are tightly packed into the courtyard, and

    people are fainting due to the heat (136) Miss Mphephu attempts to teach, but does more

    yelling than anything else Johannes is frustrated with the yelling and

    screaming, and he no longer wants to return to school

    Who holds the power in this chapter? How do you know?

  • 21-24 Quiz; Question 3 Johannes is getting punished regularly He has not paid his fees, he is not

    prepared for class, he is not groomed (140)

    He was on the noisemaker list (140) He was often times too tired to function

    and would not participate in choir/drill practice (140)

  • Chapter 23 Notes (in notebook) Despite being beaten, Johannes stays in school He has a new teacher who is fair and disciplined He begins to make friends who came from rich

    homes and would loan him money A nutrition program starts, for 4 pennies he

    could eat a peanut butter sandwich and milk every day

    As Johannes learns more, he is more interested to know more

    Johannes makes it to the top of his class Who holds the power in this chapter?

    How do you know?

  • 21-24 Quiz; Question 4 Johannes enters the boxing ring with

    another boy and gets beaten up The coach offers him a chance to come

    back to train, but Johannes is realizing boxing isnt for him (155)

    Symbolic of Johannes choosing school and education over brawn and fight (his gang)