While at the hotel one day Lonnie sees across the street that the gas station was being rob, taking this as an advantage Lonnie runs across the street and steals a case of alcohol planning to sell it. The next day when Lonnie goes to basketball practice he is introduced to their new coach, a drunk he meet last night who is involved with a gang. Lonnie refuses to be on the team with a drunk as a coach. Considering Lonnie was the best player on the team, his teammates wanted him to stay, so Lonnie proposes a deal with the coach, a one on one game and if the coach got to five first he would be their coach and if Lonnie got five first the drunk would leave and not be their coach, Lonnie loses. Throughout the novel Lonnie learns new things about the coach he didn't like and by the end of the novel Cal, the coach, becomes like the father he never really met.
He makes the decisions to sacrifice many things in his life and to move only for the well being of his daughter. Another symbolic object representing Bobby's coming of age is his basketball. When K-Boy asks Bobby to play basketball in the park he almost makes it around the corner but realizes he forgot his child. Bobby runs back to the house and drops everything. "I lay my basketball down and it rolled out the door into the hall toward Mary's room.
Pa messed up on a brick, Mister was mad. Momma, I was there,” Ben said as he sobbed uncontrollably. As Betty stared in shock, Nancy rushed in the door. She stopped right in her tracks as soon as she saw Betty’s aghast face. “Betty, I’m so-” “We have to get out of here,” Betty told Nancy.
“Get inside your house, monkey!” “Get inside and then we’ll burn it down!” “And once that’s down, you can join your wife and son!” “Nigger!” James cringed as the javelins plunged deep within his soul. When he was young, his father had told him that times may change, but ideals are traits handed down from daddy to son. He solemnly hoped that these kinds of traits would not exist in his lifetime. Although he couldn’t be sure who all the men were, the short heavyset man’s gait, reminded James of his neighbor, Oliver, who lived about a mile down the gravel road. “Oliver!” “Oliver is that you?” James boomed.
...“Stop daydreaming Walter!”, said Mrs. Mitty as she rushed out of the drug store, “we have to get home so we don 't miss the opening ceremony for the Olympics!”. Walter followed his wife back to the car and as soon as he got in, the yelling began. “Do you ever not daydream? Do you ever even pay attention? You are such an embarrassment whenever we go out in public!
His parents were yelling that they wouldn’t go anywhere until Dante interrupted “Mom, Dad, please let’s just go it’s gotta be somethin important.” His eyes looked so cloudy that at any moment he might just break down. His parents quiet down and get back in the car while the officer goes over to some other officer and is handed a rainbow patterned bag. His brother Ezra’s BackPack. They’re slowly riding down the road when his mother starts to break down in tears just saying “Please not my baby, not my Ez.” Dante looked towards his father and could see a singular tear scroll down his cheek. They’re in front of the station so they pull in and park right in front of the door and they wait for the officer to pull up.
Amnon violates his own sister and after he rapes her, he can't stand the sight of her and her orders her to get out. Poor Tamar, Tamar is walking through the palace with ashes on her head, ripped clothing, crying and oviously making a scene, she is overcome with emotion. Her very own
Dai--” Making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand.” Tom hit Myrtle because he was tired of her chanting and felt humiliated. He was happy on the outside and was keeping all that sadness and rage inside. Sadly, he took it out on Myrtle who lit the
As James realized he was going to be late for class, he had to push through the bullies and as he tried to run through them he was brought to a punch right to the gut. James dropped and tried to crawl away, but was dragged right back into “Bullies Circle’’ James yelled for them to stop, but they just laughed and continued to shove him and kick his books around. Finally they got bored of him crying so they left. James went home, but this
So she end beating him in basketball. Brenda and her family needed to go the airport to pick a family member. So they made Neil watch Julie. So Julie wanted to play pin pong so this time Neil didn’t let her win and she got really mad so you see the difference when Neil is in front of Brenda and her family and we he isn’t. When he is with them he let her win to try to impress them but when no one was there he beat her and didn’t give her more chance like the first time.