Character Analysis: The Watsons Go To Birmingham

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In the book “The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963” there are two brothers, Kenny and Byron. Kenny is the younger brother in this book. Byron and Kenny go through many different changes throughout the book. However Byron has made a more miraculous change. Byron starts out as a really mean bully,and a bad influence, to a role model for Kenny. From the very beginning Byron always had a bad attitude and behavior. Byron was continuously stirring up trouble from the very beginning. In chapter 7 he gets a haircut from his friend Buphead without asking or telling his mom and or dad. Once his mom finds out she said to him “What have you done?” then later on she also says to him “But before your father gets you, let me ask you something. What do you think? What do you think now that you’ve gone and done it? Does it make you look any better? Is this straight, is this straight mess more attractive than your own hair? Did these chemicals give you better-looking hair than me and your daddy and God gave you?” When his dad finds out he gets upset, and mad with Byron. This leads him to shave Byron’s hair, Byron wasn’t to happy about that, however his dad felt he needed to do that because Byron keeps acting up and his…show more content…
His final stage of change is when he thinks that his younger sister, Joey, has died in a church bombing. When Byron heard about the bomb he takes off running out of the door without having to think twice. Kenny also goes and he sees Byron calling for her, and once again crying. When the family is back in Flint, safe, he is a new person. He understands that Kenny is having a rough time with what he saw at the church, and he is nice about it. He checks on Kenny in his hiding place behind the couch,takes him to play, makes him eat, change his cloths, he even starts sleeping on the couch so that Kenny isn’t
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