Victoria Miske October Sky Questions 1. Homer’s father expects him to be just like himself or like Homer’s father. In John’s (Homer’s father) eyes, Homer has two options – play football and get an athletic scholarship or work in the coal mine. Since Homer is awful at football, John expects him to work in the mine afterschool and eventually take over his own job, 2. In his quest to build rockets, Homer faces various challenges. Some of these include coming from such a small and secluded area. His town does not have easy access to the materials he needs. His town is also so focused on mining that anything other than mining does not receive much support initially. Homer’s father especially carries this way of thinking. John wanting nothing but to see Homer’s rockets disappear. Homer also faces the challenge of his school’s principle. He seems to be out after the rocket boys as constantly regards the rockets as weapons, and eventually blames the rocket boys for a forest fire.
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