How Does Junius Affected In 'The Battle Of The Bands'?

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Although both stories in the assignment had different backgrounds, both Junius and Ian were affected by their peers quite a lot, for trying to make their surroundings happy. In the stories, Junius was faced under a lot of pressure when his townspeople expected him to deliver a good poem, which he was then uncapable of doing. Then, in story two, Ian also faced immense pressure when his peers had to enjoy whichever folk festival act became winner of the show, but he wanted to choose the correct option without upsetting or dissapointing anyone. To prove how Junius in source one, “Two Stanzas,” was affected by the crowd, paragraph two quickly reveals evidence. In this paragraph the author stated, “Put on their worst clothes, to sprinkle ashes…show more content…
Shown in paragraph one, the author states, “Ian and Mr. Cavanagh wanted lively Irish-or even Scottish-music, but the eighth-grade class was watching the auditions and had to like the band.” This sentence proved that Ian quickly began to be affected by his classmates and teachers, because of the fact that he had to pick the festival winner wisely, and make everyone happy. Also, in the paragraph fourteen the author stated, “When the song ended, the audience clapped and called for more.” then in paragraph twenty-three, the author stated, “Shouts of “Hey, Dominic!” and “Whoo-hoo, Mr. 50’s!” filled the gym.” These paragraphs show that, Ian was having to face a hard decision on picking a winning act. In which he later decided to try putting the top two acts together, with the intentions of trying to make everyone happy and satisfied. Despite the different backgrounds on both stories, both Junius and Ian were affected by their peers quite a lot, for trying to make their surroundings happy. Although Ian was more successful than Junius, they both had the same goal, and overall same obstacle. But even though they personally intended to make their peers happy, in the real world should people really have to satisfy the needs of the people in their

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