Unit 2 - Aging

In this unit we are going to read The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and watch the movie version, as well.

Let's start by reading what some people have said about getting older.

Daniel Francois Esprit Auber

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist)

We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects.

Fred Astaire (1899-1987, American Dancer, Singer, Actor)

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965, British Novelist, Playwright)

The complete life, the perfect pattern, includes old age as well as youth and maturity. The beauty of the morning and the radiance of noon are good, but it would be a very silly person who drew the curtains and turned on the light in order to shut out the tranquility of the evening. Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.

Marie Beyon Ray

No one grows old by living. Only by losing interest in living.

Now, choose one of these quotes and write a response in your notebook.

Now it is time to begin reading the story. Click here to see the reading and other assignments.

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