To begin with, I’m going to tell you about a story that we are reading in Mrs. Gibson’s class. The name of this book called “Bad Boy” by Walter Dean Myers. I’m only going to tell you about chapter 5&6. First off, in the beginning of the chapter Walter and his friends shocked the pastor. “how did they do that?” you ask. Well, I’m going to tell you. Walter and his friends brought a boy named Richard down to the basement of the church. They shocked the pastor by trying to hang Richard. At school Walter realized he had some trouble with his speech when his teacher told him that he couldn’t read aloud in class no more. A little bit later on in this chapter Walter’s biological father moved to Harlem, New York where he lived. Hint: Most people call Walter, Walter Dean because, he considers the Dean’s to be his real family. A few paragraphs later on Walter meets his uncle Lee which apparently has been in jail longer than Walter’s been alive. Walter noticed how his uncle talked out of the side of his mouth and Walter caught on to doing this very quickly. The reason Walter’s uncle Lee done this is because when you’re in jail you can’t …show more content…
Walter also commited himself to playing sports. In the mornings he would play basketball in thr morning with his friend Eric. Walter prayed the most for the dodgers to win. Also during the summer he couldn’t borrow Mrs. Conway’s books during the summer so, Walter went to the public library to get books to take books home. The other boys would tease him about bringing books home from the library. So Walter hid them by putting them in a paper bag. He also wanted to dance in the street with other kids and his father didn’t like so he made him quit dancing in the streets. Last but not least, this teacher did something that could benefit Walter and this was pull him out of class once a week for speech
In this essay, I will travel to the depths of little Walter's soul who in spite of his young age suffers from anxiety, fear and tumult in his beloved Birmingham due to his
Walter was accused of a murder that he did not commit, despite all the evidence that pointed elsewhere. It is said that Walter was being targeted by the police because he was breaking racial and sexual stereotypes of the area. These two things were greatly frowned upon, mostly because of the racial discrimination of the location. As a result, Walter was arrested, convicted and put on death row. He eventually got out of prison, but ultimately it ruined his life.
In chapter 5 of Bad Boy, Walter talks about baseball, meeting his dad and his brothers. In the summer of 1947 Walter was excited that they let Jackie Robinson and Larry Dobby into Major League Baseball. Walter would gather all of his neighborhood friends to watch baseball with him. Soon Walter’s biological father moved to Harlem, because his wife had family there. Walter never considered his biological father his dad because he never acted like it.
Bad Boy" the story of Walter Dean Myers life in the streets of Harlem and the challenges he faced from drugs, gangs and the feeling of having no hope to ever succeed. Walter shows the struggle of being a young African American and how you must survive. Walter at a young age was considered very intelligent the only thing that held him back was his speech defect. Much of Walter 's life was something he fought for or strived for, something that really didn 't expect with a kid that had so much
Walter feels his job is more than unsatisfying, and can not make Mama understand, since her simplistic views are just like Ruths. In spite of his personal inadequacies with his job fulfillment, Walter shines in the end of the story with understanding and growth of his own fathers not so wonderful job. Walter seems to be reflecting on his own status as a
Initially, walter was not able to take lead because of his family, making him unable to take charge of the of the
This changes him because he realizes that not everything has to go his way. The second example of Walter changing is when he loses the rest of the money. This changes him because he realizes how irresponsible and childish he was acting. The final example of
Walter was a greedy character in the story ,but at the end he did what he thought was best for the future of his family. He noticed that he could not raise his family out of poverty alone, so he wanted to stay committed with his family. It seemed that all the family's dreams came true. Especially after all the hate,discrimination, and arguments there was finally a
Walter’s uncle, Herbert Dean, had had been let out of jail. Walter said, “Uncle Lee had a habit of talking out of the side of his mouth.” His Uncle Lee said that it was because it would prevent the prison guards from seeing you talk, as stated on page thirty eight. Walter
Walter dealt with a hardship in his live as well. Walter was faced with racial discrimination. He wanted to have money to be able to to what he wants, follow his dreams. The only problem is that he didn 't have a high paying job. Your probably thinking to yourself why doesn 't he just get another job.
In the beginning Walter is basically perceived as a jerk-he doesn’t seem to get along with anyone, not even his own family. His character likes to turn discussions into fights, make rude comments to his wife, and act all around immature. A part that accurately shows the way Walter conducts himself is when he is arguing with Ruth and says “Man say: I got to change my life , I'm choking to death, baby! And his woman say- Your eggs is getting cold!”
He feels that if he cannot achieve greatness and get his family out of the slums of Chicago, then he has failed at everything. It not only concerns his family that he sees his human worth out of money, but it worries them because they are not able to trust him to be responsible and just when making decisions. While the Younger family wants to own a house and receive a stronger income, Walter is the only one who obsesses over it and allows it to alter the ways in which he treats important people in his life. Segregation caused dreams to become deferred, and weights were put onto the families during the 1950s. Due to segregation, they could not afford what white families could, and this was because they were paid less in the workforce.
Scout learns that the reason why Walter is skinny and always looking for food is because his family is poor. It is because of Cunningham’s low income and little education, his social status is lowered. Again innocence is destroyed because due to Walter’s low income he is unable to advance in the social status because he is forced to help his father make ends meet while not being able to further his education. It creates an endless cycle of each descendent getting stuck in the same situation as Walter not being able to rise to higher levels of statuses.
Walter was introduced as a man who cared about nothing other than his business. He had sacrificed his sister’s dream of becoming a doctor, and held the power to wipe out Mama’s dream for a better home. Walter sees the gender roles as boundaries keeping him from loosening up to his family. He is given the insight that men must be powerful, wealthy, and demanding for them to truly be the head of the household. However, Walter sees past these gender roles, and not only challenges these rigid roles, but he also regains his family’s trust along the