Compare And Contrast Fortune Cookie And Raymond's Run

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The short stories, “Fortune Cookie” by Avi and “Raymond's Run” by Toni Cade Bambara, are about two disrespectful kids named Parker and Squeaky that act nasty to others. They don't understand that in life, they have to appreciate others point of view. The ways that this is true is in the way the characters don't understand how others feel, in the way the characters are disrespectful to others, and in the way the characters only think about their feelings. The first way that the stories suggest that in life, you should appreciate others point of view is in the way the characters don't understand how others feel ¨“Hey, you never said anything about money,” I said. “I don’t think money’s tacky. I would have taken it. Like, we need it.” “Excuse…show more content…
Dad says ¨I know your beeper number and you know mine, right?¨ Parker then said ¨Yeah, 666.¨ A beeper is an electronic device, usually worn on one's belt loop or in their pocket, that receives messages and signals the user by beeping or vibrating. 666 is supposed to be the number of the devil. Parker tell his dad that he is the devil. That is disrespectful to to do this to someone who is older than you, let alone related to you. This is supporting my earlier claim because Parker doesn't care what it would feel like to be told by you son that he is the devil. Also, Squeaky is disrespectful to Gretchen, Mary Louise, and Rosie. “I always win cause I’m the best,” I say straight at Gretchen “What grade you in now, Raymond?” “You got anything to say to my brother, you say it to me, Mary Louise Williams of Raggedy Town, Baltimore.” “What are you, his mother?” sasses Rosie. “That’s right, Fatso. And the next word out of anybody and I’ll be their mother too.”¨ Squeaky clearly states that she is better than Gretchen and that she will lose the May Day Race(The May Day Race is a race in N.Y.C), She calls Mary Louise raggedy, and Rosie fat(which she actually is but that is unpleasant to say to someone). This is compatible with my claim because she is giving all three of them disrespect and don't care how they might react to it. She doesn't care about what they feel and…show more content…
“Hey, Mommy . . . .,” I called.“Just a minute,” she said. “I’m working with Sarah.” As if I hadn’t noticed that for myself. I mean, the way I see it is, one of the basic jobs parents have is to tell you what you already know. Know what I’m saying? Echo machines.Anyway, I said, “Something incredibly important came up that I need to talk to you about. It’s so awesome urgent it’ll change the course of my life forever. But it can wait.” I left the room, making sure my baseball cap was on backward. It bugs her. Parker doesn't care that his mom was helping his sister. He just wanted her to himself. He obviously doesn't care about the feelings of Sarah who wants to finish her homework or the feelings of his mother who is helping her. He is showing that he cares only about the feelings of himself by doing this. He only cares about himself which builds on my earlier claim. In the same way Parker doesn't care about Sarah and his Mother's feelings, only himself, Squeaky doesn't care about the feelings of other people about who is going to win the May Day Races. I’m the fastest thing on two feet. No one can beat me and that’s all there is to it. “I don’t think you’re going to win this time,” says Rosie . “That new girl should give you a run for your money.” Squeaky doesn't take into consideration what everyone is saying because she thinks that her´s is the only one that matters.
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