The Importance Of Education In The Wednesday Wars By Gary D. Schmidt

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Education. The most powerful weapon in life. The sweetest fruit for the mind. One of the most needed thing in order to be happy and successful. But what would happen if that was all squashed?
What would happen if education suddenly came to a halt, like a bird crashing against a window?
In the novel, The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt, one of the secondary characters, Heather Hoodhood, is facing the brutal slap of not continuing with her education, as her father, Mr. Hoodhood, will not let her go to college. An Unknown person describes Mr. Hoodhood perfectly when he says “Those who stand in the way of knowledge are tyrants, and nothing else.” Mr. Hoodhood’s excuse is that by keeping her away from school is keeping her “safe”. There
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