Slumdog Millionaire – Reading Journal Table of contents Prologue - - Reaction 2 1,000 The Death of a Hero : Mindmap Salim - What interested me most in this chapter 3/4 2,000 The Burden of a Priest : Letter from Ram to his mother 5/6 5,000 A Brothers Promise - : Whose acting I agree with 7 10,000 A Thought for
OF SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
film opens in a police station, where Jamal is tortured. At this time
he has already answered the penultimate quiz question correctly and
is suspected of being an impostor. The police commissioner doubted
that a former street kid from Mumbai could answer
Englisch Abitur Vorbereitung Inhaltsverzeichnis Material 1- John Howard Griffin, Black like me. 1 Material 2 - James Moloney- Angela. 17 Material 3 - Vikas Swarup: Q&A (2005) / Danny Boyle: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 27 Material 1- John Howard Griffin, Black like me - October 28th, 1959: books
Reading Journal - Slumdog Millionaire
In this chapter, Ram Mohammed Thomas is a prisoner because he has won a quiz show. The police think he was cheating in the quiz show. They torture him to get to the truth. But Ram still says that he has not cheated. Finally Smita, a lawyer brings him out of prison. She brings him into her house and she wants that Ram tells her whether he cheated and if not, how he knew the answers.
Will Ram get the price of the quiz show?
Who is Smita?
Why will she help him?
Does Ram cheat?
hue = Farbton
vigorously = energisch
evidence = Beweise
fellow = Kerl
deaf = taub
1000 – The Death of a Hero
In this chapter Ram explains how he knew the answer to the first question. He was in his childhood with his best friend Salim in a cinema. They wanted to watch a film with Armaan Ali. Salim is a big fan of Armaan Ali.
At home he has hung up many posters of Armaan. He even knows what perfume Armaan Ali used. A man who was sitting next to Salim touched him gently on the leg (as if he was gay). Salim, who hates gays rips him a piece of beard and beats him out. The man's eyes looked like that of Armaan. And the beard smelled like his perfume. They kick him out of the cinema.
At the end Smita and Ram watch a film sequence (of the quiz show) where Ram answered a tricky question about Armaan.
Was the man in the cinema Armaan Ali?
Is Armaan Ali gay?
Why Salim hates gays?
glimpse = Blick
maligned = geschmähte
2000 – The burden of a priest
In this chapter Ram explains how he knew the answer to the second question. His mother gave him when he was a baby to a hospital. From there he was adopted by the Thomas family, but they have given him quickly away.
He came to Father Timothy, a priest. Two men of the "All Faith Community” and father Timothy gave him the name Ram Mohammed Thomas. Father Timothy taught Ram many things, for example, speak and write English. Father Timothy hired a new priest (for the young people), Father John. One night caught Ram, father John as he raped a boy.
He wakes up Father Timothy, who sent him and the boy to bed. Ram found father Timothy and John the next morning dead.
Smita and Ram watch the video sequence, where Ram answered a question abo.....[read full text]
In this chapter Ram explains how he knows the answer of the sixth question.
Ram works in Jimmy's Bar and Restaurant in the South of Mumbai as a waiter and lives in a chawl in the slum of Dharavi. One night a customer, named Prakash Rao comes to the Bar. He is the Managing Director of Surya Industries.
It is the biggest manufacturer of buttons in India. Ram and Prakash are starting talking. Prakash tells Ram about his wife and his brother and how he died. He tells Ram that his brother gone mad of the v.....