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    Dear teachers,

    I have finished reading 'Button, Button' by Richard Matheson, but I am not sure if my understanding of it is correct not. Could you please kindly see if my explanation is right or not?

    I think theme of the story is that people no longer value morality or conscience. Norma, the wife would rather kill a person whom she didn't know to get some money. Her husband's death had nothing to do with the box. I guess by saying "Do you really think you knew your husband?" Mr.Steward meant that the wife and the husband who was strongly againt pushing the button had different attitudes toward morality and conscience.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: comprehension

    Say:
    Norma, the wife, would willingly kill a person she doesn't know in order to get some money.
    If you use rather you have to use than. Example: He would rather do this than that.

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    Re: comprehension

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    I guess by saying "Do you really think you knew your husband?" Mr.Steward meant that the wife and the husband who was strongly againt pushing the button had different attitudes toward morality and conscience.
    Say:
    I guess by saying "Do you really think you knew your husband?" Mr.Steward meant that the wife and the husband (who was strongly againt pushing the button) had different attitudes toward morality.
    Could you post a link to the story?

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    Re: comprehension

    Dear RonBee,
    Thank you very much for pointing out my mistake. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Say:
    Norma, the wife, would willingly kill a person she doesn't know in order to get some money.
    If you use rather you have to use than. Example: He would rather do this than that.

    ~R

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    Re: comprehension

    Dear RonBee,

    I am sure quite sure what the word 'link' here means. Is it website? If it is I am afraid I can't post it because it is a text and I can't find it on the Internet.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Say:
    I guess by saying "Do you really think you knew your husband?" Mr.Steward meant that the wife and the husband (who was strongly againt pushing the button) had different attitudes toward morality.
    Could you post a link to the story?

    ~R

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