These questions regard last night’s episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and sample responses.1. We go back to the middle of the desert yet again in this episode, this time to bury all of the money. In an episode whose catch phrase seems to be “keep silent”–not only are Walt and Skyler not talking, but Hank is keeping mum to save his career, and Jesse seems completely beyond words at this point–the silence of the desert is a particularly resonant metaphor. But how can we make this consistent with the way the deep desert is generally used in the show, in scenes like Jesse and Walt getting stranded in the RV, or the sequence at Tuco’s house? Read More
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