what does cumbersome mean?
Large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use.
Maybe it means they are calm?
Hello, I am in Ms. Findlays class and I am reading this book as well. Cumbersome means troublesome, or clumsy.
I WONDER WHAT WEANED MEANS.
What do you think steerage means?
I have that question too
I think it might be the place of the boat where the cabins are or where the people sleep
I dont know what steerage means.
Maybe it's the place where the poor people ride in the boat.
Steerage is the lowest deck of the ship!
I think this is a great way to talk to our group about the novel
I think so too. It's easy for me because i'm better with technology then actually writing.
what does anarchist mean
I think anarchist means kind of a crazy person
I thought it meant someone who searches for artifacts or fossils.
I was wondering if the red faced man really had to say the ship was sinking if he wasn't even 100% sure (near the start)
he was probably scared
He was probably scared because it was tipping over from all the weight from everyone on 1 side of the boat.
what does arse mean
arse means butt
It means the rear.
its the same thing
Guys one at a time!!!
sorry :( but I was wondering do the eye inspectors really have to use a hook to check the eyes
They probably use a hook just in case they do have it so they don't actually touch the infected eye.
i think they did it because they didn't want sick people in their country!
What does seamstress mean? (P.28)
It is a woman who sews for a living.
I was wondering what the inspectors put in joseph's eye?
probably eye drops!
Probably disinfectant cream.
that is a good guess
how come the police officer gave roses mother some money for nothing?
maybe because she looked poor and was without a man!
Maybe because she was also irish or he was being nice.
I just realized i haven't answered any questions, only made them
He is Irish and he probably wanted to help his own colony.
I just figured out that on page 9 it says February 18th, 1911 is a year before the war between Canada and the USA.
mr snigglypoo are you sure it was 1912 the war started or was it 1812?
i think it was 1812
I just looked it up 1812 was a civil war and 1912 was the Canada USA war.
oh, okay percy
how come a bunch of people are coming to America thinking that they will make a fortune?
Because the USA is one of the richest countries.
because america is a rich country and has a lot of available jobs!
Because family members probably tell the others all the stories and the others become aware and come to america.
still iv'e only made questions not answered
Ok here's a question for you to answer :
What's a buttonhook
what do you people think of this book?
I think so far it's pretty good.
what did rose's mom said joseph has barely weaned do they mean whined?
My Quote I chose today was "She has a good head on her shoulders" I always think of my mom when I first read this quote. I think this because it reminds me of my mom always being there for me when it comes to tough situations and when she is always caring for me in every way she can. What do you think of this quote?
Rose is at the point where she has come back from making roses at a place with other girls her age and the place was own by a man named Mr. Moscovitz. Rose has gotten lectured by Elsa that where she was working was a dangerous place and to never go there again. Her mother first hearing dangerous agreed with Elsa and Rose isn't happy because she's trying to support her family by getting a job but now she's being sort of banned from ever going there again.
Rose is coming back from making ross with the other girls there when she is hounded by her mother and Elsa about them being so worried about where rose that when rose told them about where she was Elsa said she couldn't go there any more
(as if she was her mother) because it was one a sweatshop two a bad neighborhood and three she got off too late at night. rose expecting her mother to step in was sad and wanted to go back there but elsa said we will just wait for uncle patrick to come home and decide. The quote that I picked was way back in the book when rose and her family are still on the boat is"here we are America we're just exactly what ye ordered" to me it seems like that means rose knows what's going to happen in america and that their going to be a big part of america that or like america is ordering them almost at a restaurant
Ashes of Roses is a very touching story and I can not wait until we can read on! I hope that is soon!
Although we discussed this quote in our group I still wanted to talk more about it, "a lie is a lie, whether you speak it or not". The owner of the flower shop says this quote. He says it when Rose comes into the flower shop and is asked a question, do you know how to make flowers or something like that. What I think it means is that u can lie as much as u want but the truth is always the write thing and everyone will get the truth at of of whether it takes a week or a year! Whether you believe it or not there are different ways to lie! One way to lie is to straight up lie to someone, like to tell someone that you have a phone when you don't. You can also lie by just not telling the whole story, like for example, if your mom asks you if you have homework and you just tell her one thing you have to do and not all the things!
For some reason I think that Elsa is lying when she says that Rose was working in an unsafe place! I am sure if this is true she will eye Patrick and make sure he goes along with her! I think Elsa is a cruel person, her 2 daughters are just like her or maybe Patrick will use his own brain and say that it is a safe place(but only if it it is).
I just hope that Rose and her family have a great future ahead of them!
Ashes of Roses is a very interesting book to read. I wonder sometimes why they throw in some characters. For example they throw in a boy in roses uncles family named Friedrich. You don't see in the book that often that it makes me think he is just in his own world or he is always with friends around the neighborhood. What do you think?
What comes to mind when I say this? On page 23 "The examiner cleared his throat and looked away. He had a sad expression on his face, as if he'd watched this scene play out hundreds of times before." I think this reminds me of a movie called 'Hotel for Dogs' where the two kids get separated into different families and like Roses mom they cried for each other. I think this is a quote but the one I chose was on page 87 "I had another feelin'---that every time I had words with Elsa or one of her daughters I was turnin' more and more into person they thought I was." This makes me think of a person in a movie was nice but the persons friends turned him into the person they thought he was. I don't recall the movie but it was all good in the ending! What do you think of this quote?
I hope rose gets a better job and joseph and Roses dad will be back soon. I also hope I learn more about friedrich in the next part.
Ashes of roses is a very great book to read. I love to read it because I never know what is coming next. It is top of my list so far. My favorite part is maybe the beginning because it is so heart warming and its strongly worded.
I could never imagine what it is like to be in Margret Roses position. I feel like she is so strong to come to America and expect a great beginning but turns out she is living with some of her family who doesn't really want them to live there uninvited. I really can't wait to see what is next!!!
I had some trouble finding ANEW in the dictionary can someone help me? (p.16)
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.