Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

2014 MCAS
Grade 10 English Language Arts
Question 27 - Score Point 2

This response is a partial explanation of how the narrator's attitude toward his father changes from "bad to good" from the beginning to the end of the story. The response explains that at the beginning of the story, the narrator shakes his head when his father asks if he wants soup and does not reply "Right, doctor." By the end of the story, the response explains, the narrator admires his father and "actually trusted him." Overall, details from the story to support the change in the narrator's attitude are limited.
Answer for Score Point 2



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