question 1. In his voc. class he learned a lot of things and things about his classmates. On page 27 he says “I understood and admired physical prowess, and there was an abundance of muscle here. There was Dave Snyder, a sprinter and halfback of true quality. Dave’s ability and his quick wit gave him a natural appeal…” later in the paragraph he talks about how all the kids in his class are different and what they did after school or even how they did in class. His friend Ted would always ask philosophical questions like what is courage? and does god exist? When he was talking about Ken Harvey when he said I just wanna be average I think he meant that he just wanted to be like everyone else and get out of voc classes. But when Rose is talking about Harvey he uses pieces from Yoshino by saying on page 28 ” And all this is happening while you’re trying to shape an identity; your body is changing, and your emotions are running wild. If you’re a working-class kid in the vocational track, the options you’ll have to deal with this will be constrained in certain ways: …” he is telling us how people are finding there identities while they are trying to make there way out of high school.