A zip file consisting of 3 PDF resources.
1. Education and a New Zealand Identity
Students ponder and discuss how these two ideas are represented in the short story using three character cards.
2. Mrs Parker - Friend or Foe?
How and why does Sargeson depict Mrs Parker as such an unfavorable character? A worksheet which examines four different aspects of Mrs Parker's character.
3. Themes - The Ultimate Mate
Five tasks which examine a series of themes in the short story before culminating in a decision between what is more important in the short story - marriage or friendship?
You can read a copy of the short story in the short story anthology 'Some Other Country' edited by Marion McLeod and Bill Manhire, Fourth Edition, Victoria University Press 2008.