Crash Short Story Analysis

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“Stand up for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone” - Andy Biersack. This quote suits people who are truly passionate about what they believe in, they aren’t just doing this because they want to be famous. Likewise, in both of the excerpts Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen and Crash by Jerry Spinelli, the author shows the different and similar character traits between the main characters in both stories. For instance, the author proves that the protagonist has different reasons and intentions for protesting. In the following stories, both protagonists in this specific excerpt of the story are extraordinarily strong in their beliefs but for a different intention. In Crash by Jerry Spinelli and in Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen,…show more content…
There is a whole group of adults and children who are protesting with her to prevent the mall from destroying the woods. Unlike in Flipped, Juli is the only one protesting to not cut the tree down. In Flipped, Juli (Protagonist / Main character) is passionate about this tree, and she is also very responsible. She loves this tree and climbs it every day. She very passionate and is very protective of this tree. Juli is truly protesting to not cut the tree down. On the other hand, Abby is the character that wants to be popular, she wants to be on Television. She believes that what she thinks and wants, she has to have. There is a mall that is about to destroy the woods, Abby and many other people of all ages are supporting them. Abby is very irresponsible, stubborn, and ignorant. The text even proves it by stating. Abby makes up lies about her family and then protests against the mall her own mom is working for. Her mom tries to give her a punishment for what she did, but in return, she yells back at her mom and talks back to her and makes her be quiet. It shows that she is irresponsible and ignorant, unlike Juli because she never misses the bus and unless she has a legitimate illness she will go to school. Abby is really stubborn in a way. This matters because it shows that both characters have what they want. In the passage Flipped,…show more content…
Even though they are supporting a different cause. Both characters stand up for what is the right thing. In Crash the Main character Abby is really strong in her belief even though she is just doing it for being famous, she is just protesting to be famous. They both are protesting for a stop to destruction against nature. She stands up against her mom for protesting, which basically means that she is stubborn in her beliefs. They both have some connection between this.The author puts the characters in a type of situation where the Protagonist is really stubborn and strong in her belief, what she believes is the right thing. This matters because it shows that both characters are stubborn in what they believe and think that what they feel is the right thing. Flipped the Main character Juli Baker is really passionate and interested in this topic and we can tell because the excerpt briefly explains that she is very intelligent about what she is doing and she is strong in her beliefs. The excerpt proves it by stating “You are going to have to cut me down” Juli Baker is currently on the tree she loves and there are two unknown men telling her to get down because they need to cut this tree down, or else they are going to have to ‘cut her down’. Juli Baker stays brave and indirectly says, she is not going to get off this tree. In this excerpt, the character is strong in her belief. She proved that what she wants
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