Compare And Contrast Priscilla And The Wimps And Touching Spirit Bear

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In life, changes in character can come from the exposure of vulnerability and humility. Richard Peck and Ben Mikaelsen both wrote quality pieces on the work of realization in weakness which evolved or inferred an evolution in personality of the character. Mr. Peck’s “Priscilla And The Wimps” follows the story of a school bully who faces indignity when a fellow student stands up to him. Mr. Mikaelsen’s “Touching Spirit Bear” revolves around the experiences of an aggressive young man who is sent to an island to learn how to release his anger and eventually heal. While these two stories follow different plots, they come together with their ability to demonstrate the changes in personality from facing shame. In the beginning of each story both authors use characterization to demonstrate the original character traits that will evolve throughout the story. For instance, in “Touching Spirit Bear” on page five it says, “He was an innocent-looking, baby-faced fifteen-year-old from Minneapolis who had been in trouble with the law half his life. Everyone thought he felt sorry for what he had done, and…show more content…
For instance, in “Touching Spirit Bear” on page 240 which says, “Peter shrugged awkwardly and grinned at Cole.” This is a key example of Cole’s personality change with Cole gaining friendship of Peter, a victim of Cole’s attack. Another example in “Priscilla And The Wimps” is in paragraph 26 with, “Well this is where fate, an even bigger force than Priscilla, steps in. It snows all that night, a blizzard. The whole town ices up. And school closes for a week.” One can assume that after a whole week of rethinking his control over others, Monk will find change in his authority and eventually lose his power. It is through the resolution that the theme truly comes through with the change of character as a result of their experiences during the
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