The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit - Courtney Morris American...

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Courtney Morris American Studies 8 September 2009 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit NOTE: Cite specific page numbers in the text where you can find evidence for your answers! (1) How are the war years contrasted with the postwar years, in terms of values? In The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, it is obvious throughout the story that much has changed since the war. The word “tough” has a different meaning. When Tom Rath was in the war, he had been jumping out of airplanes and killing over a dozen men. Now that he has a family, his worries consist of money, his children, his wife and his job. He now gets just as nervous going into a job interview than he would if he were in the war. The war years were much different than the postwar years. When Tom was imagining what his new boss was like, he stated “He may be tough all right, but I wish he’d been along with me a few years ago; I would like to have seen how tough he was when the sergeant opened the door of the airplane two thousand feet up and said, ‘Guess we’re getting close, sir. Are you ready’?” (pg. 39)
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course AMS 3030 taught by Professor Danielbelgrad during the Fall '09 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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