What does respect mean to Walt? What does it mean to you?
- To Walt, I think it means to just shut up. Don’t talk unless spoken to, and don’t say anything controversial. To me, it means to be compassionate, and empathetic.
Walt gives Thao his car in his will. Was this unexpected? Thao doesn’t change anything on the car, just like Walt requested. What does that signify?
- Walt really liked Thao and respected him because Thao was a good kid, didnt start trouble, and, sometimes, because he didnt even talk. I also think Walt found a place in his heart for Thao because of his love for his family and how Walt didn’t even speak to his. Thao was respecting Walt’s request because he, in a way, looked up to Walt, and he knew that Walt would be super mad at him for making his car look tacky like the people he knew were disrespectful would.
- I think it is, because they are grown men, that you can tell have a non-troublesome friendship. Walt actually likes the barber because you can tell by the way that he isnt short with him like he is with pretty much everyone else, and how he actually bothers to still go to this same barber year after year rather than cutting his own hair.
- I think Walt finally decided to go to confession because he realized the true meaning of confessional. Things were weighing heavy on his shoulders and I think he coming to peace with his past. He had a feeling that he would die soon, and knew that if he died and didn’t go to confessional that he wouldn’t be able to find his wife in Heaven or something.
- I think to get the same result would have taken a lot longer. I think he died for Thao’s family because they showed him respect, his definition of respect. I dont think he would do the same for his family because they were greedy and weren’t raising his grandkids to be respectful, thoughtful, or presentable people. I think it takes a lot of feeling and thought to decide and give up your life for someone else. Walt was definitely moved by the gang’s horrible intentions and Thao’s family’s way of putting up with the gang, to want to stop it, and in the process he became close with Thao and his family and realized that Thao is a really good kid that he wishes his kids had raised.
- I would be so enragedif someone did that to my family. I would be yelling and hitting things, probably throwing things and breaking them. I would want to kill them asap. I understand why Walt made him wait, because Thao wasnt in the right mind set anyway, and he wanted to do it by himself because he knew that he would end up being killed. I’ve never wanted revenge like that kind of revenge… or any kind of “revenge” ever…