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Anthony Petrillo Ms. Goodman AP English 25 September 2011 Most pet owners understand that animals do not misbehave on purpose. When a pet does something irritating, usually one does not become irate; he or she finds the pet‘s behavior, although bothersome, to be cute or humorous. The author of My Dog Skip , Willie Morris wanted to share his own experiences in order to show the reader that pets bring immense amounts of joy to children. By reading Morris’s memoir, one can share in his happiness. Skip is a character that awakens “thoughtful laughter” in the reader. The scene where Morris’s dog Skip leaps through the window into Ms. Parker, Willie’s English teacher’s classroom is a perfect example of “thoughtful laughter” in My Dog Skip . Skip has no way of knowing that he is not welcome at school. He knows only one thing: that he wants to play. Not even the teacher is angry at Skip. Just as Ms. Parker laughs at skip, the reader cannot help but laugh at Skip’s inculpability.
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at Benedictine IL.

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