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English teacher tweets ‘bizarre’ essay by student on Tom and Jerry and it has gone viral

The teacher posted a picture of part of the essay about the two cartoon characters - without identifying the student - to show how it wasn't even close to the assignment that students had to do.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 12, 2020 12:31:41 pm
English teacher tweets student's essay According to Pereira tweet, the essay, which received a D grade, was completely off.

A post by an English teacher in New York about a bizarre essay by a student about the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry has gone viral and has received varying reactions online.

The teacher posted a picture of part of the essay to show how it wasn’t even close to the assignment that students had to do.

“Teaching my first English course this semester has been rewarding but I don’t know what to do with this student,” tweeted Alexis Pereira while sharing the picture.

According to Pereira, the essay, which received a D grade, was completely off-topic. “This was supposed to be about Tom from The Great Gatsby! The book we are reading!” she wrote as her remark on the graded paper.

Titled, “What Exactly Does Tom Want with Jerry?” — the student’s essay was a detailed observation of the popular cartoon with the two characters. Except that the student got the maker of the cartoon and other straightforward facts completely wrong.

“In the Looney Tunes cinematic universe, many of the cartoon nemeses have a very clear goal,” the unidentified writer wrote.

“Wild Coyote wants to eat the Roadrunner. Pepe le Pue wants to impregnate Penelope. Elmer Fudd wants to shoot Bugs (and who doesn’t?),” the essay said.

Since being shared online, the post has garnered over three lakh likes. However, some were not pleased that the teacher posted the student’s submission on social media. “The writing is terrible but the fact you posted it online should get you fired,” wrote a user while criticising the English teacher. While some pointed out errors that were missed, others defended the writer.

Here are some reactions to the viral picture:

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