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DEAR MR

KILMER
SUMMARY
CHAPTER 9

Summary
Richard was surprised when Gus showed up at the
barn because he usually at the baseball practice at
the time. Gus informed to Pa that he got enlisted and
will leave for basic training the next day. Pa was sad
to heard the news. Pa almost looses himself went Gus
said that he is too tough and smart to get killed in
battle. Pa went off talking about his brother who
killed in Cuba make Gus lost for words. Pa vents his
anger and accuses Gus of being lazy.
Gus had trouble bidding goodbye to his unresponsive
father. As Gus departs for Sioux City, only then it
came to Richard of Hannahs worry for her brother.

Textual
Evidence
Page 108,paragraph 5
what do you mean ,
none of my concern?
Gus asked with
disbelief. President
Wilson says the war is
everybodys concern.
Im just doing my
patriotic duty.

Characteristic
Gus is a patriotic
person .

You think youre


Pa is a caring father .
immortal,Gus? Pa
demanded in a fierce
tone. Just because
you play football pretty
well and can kill a
buck? You think thats
enough to keep you
alive in battle? Are you
saying your Uncle

Personal
Opinion
Gus thinks that when
he join the war he will
become a patriotic
person.

Father wants Gus to


think properly before
he makes any decision
for his future.