Martinez uses action and interior monologue to show Manny as a typical teenager. This interior monologue shows that Manny is a good boy and he got dreams; “Without work I was empty as a Coke bottle. School was starting soon, and I needed money for for clothes and paper stuff. I wanted a baseball mitt so bad a sweet hurt blossomed in my stomach whenever I thought about it. Baseball had a grip on my fantasies then, I couldn't shake it loose.” (Martinez, Pg.
The dialogue helps the reader understand the theme because it shows the character's perspective in the novel. Another way the author shows the lesson is using description. For example, “Get away from my granddaughter! Grandfather stood in the doorway in his nightshirt, his rifle aimed at the heart of the man who hit me”(144). This is significant because the author is describing the event of Grandfather trying to protect Mattie.
Manny has to fight to survive, which isn’t a skill that most people have. Manny has to fight to get the basic needs like food or access to good water. But, I’ll show you why it’s important that American students learn about this growing issue. The average American is spoiled compared to what the average Mexican has. Comparing the average American to Manny we’re rich.
Grown up under these circumstances, Milkman has a traumatized father since his father witnessed the murder of Jake, Macon’s father, trying to protect his land which is in the way of powerful white people as a young guy. Thereby, his family becomes “a victim of social violence and racism in the hostile south of the USA” and this event leaves a deep impression in Macon’s character (Gomez R. 118). So Macon had never experienced a happy childhood and since his mother died in childbirth, he has never had somebody caring for him. Consequently, Milkman grows up without a model father or loving husband. Solid, rumbling, likely to erupt without prior notice, Macon kept each member of his family awkward with fear.
So Max begins to write. In this novel, many objects seem to have different meanings. Freak the Mighty does a great job of incorporating these in the story. By using a plastic bird to represent freedom, or a dictionary to unlock someone’s
These two ideas Marin shared with Esperanza shows how she can leave Mango Street and live a better life. To conclude, Sally, Mom, and Marin are the three most influential characters in the novel The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros for opening abusive relationships, staying in school for the better, and leaving poverty by marrying a rich man to the main character
Milo is a very lonesome boy who thinks everything is a waste of time: “It seems to me that almost everything is a waste of time.”(Juster 9). That all changes when his curiosity gets the best of him when he found out how Rhyme and Reason got banished. He goes out on a quest to bring back Rhyme and Reason, but he does not do it alone. Beside him throughout the whole entire story is his two friends he makes during the book Tock and the Humbug. Tock is a big watchdog that keeps track of time in the Doldrums, and he patrols around the Doldrums to keep them from wasting any time: “He’s always sniffing around to see that nobody wastes time.”(Juster 28).
The author uses multiple ways to develop characters in the book, Blue Skin of The Sea. For example, the character, Tutu Max, was developed in these ways. First of all, one way that a character is developed is by what they do. Chapter two of the book shows this by stating, “Tutu Max gave Uncle Raz a shove… into the water.” This shows that Tutu Max is a bully. Another way that an author uses to develop a character is by what another character says or feels about them.