Charles By Shirley Jackson Analysis

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Referring to the short story, “Charles,” by Shirley Jackson, Charles is a disrespectful kindergartener. To begin with, Laurie is disrespectful to his parents. Laurie is disrespectful is a result of his parents and him not having a healthy relationship. In the story, Laurie says to his father, “Look down. Look at my thumb. Gee, you’re dumb,” while Laurie is laughing hysterically and while Laurie 's mother changes the subject. That puts in perspective that Laurie doesn’t really get disciplined at home. In addition, Laurie comes home from school everyday, and tells his parents that another kid in his class, Charles, is always being disrespectful to the teacher. Laurie 's parents are very interested to know what Charles does at school to get
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