Character Analysis: The Pitcher

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In the world, there are multitudinous different types of culture. They can range from a wide variety of them with some being closely related and others being really different. The book that I read was called The Pitcher. It is about a Mexican kid who lives in Florida and is an Immigrant. He is trying to make his high school baseball team and as the story goes on he starts to receive help from his neighbor who was once a world series champ but is now a drunk who sleeps in his garage every night. This book is different from the culture I live in and as I read the book I started to recognize differences and comparison in the way he lived his life and in the way I live my life in the Midwest. In this essay, I will compare and contrast what his…show more content…
In the book, it stated, “ And the neighbors were out, I mean people you never see, like the Grumpers, and old man Henderson, and Donnellys, and the old lady Messolini, and Jimmy’s family”(Grove 128). The difference is when he said that he never really sees his neighbors is different from me because I see my neighbors a lot. This is because in the summertime and it is hot outside my neighbors like to be outside and with me only having 3 neighbors and all of the problems we have to deal with I feel like we have been becoming more family friends than just neighbors while the way he talks about his neighbors it almost seems like he never really talks to them or sees…show more content…
An example from the book is, “ Gonna have me some beano cupcake!”( Grove 8). In the story he gets bullied for being Mexican and the way that he came here and about his mom. This is truly different from the way it is around my culture because around here we really don't care what kind what kind of background you can from because I have a friend that is part Mexican and part Native American but we really don't make fun of him for it because we know that we are all the same inside and that he acts just like every one of us so we don't really care about it. Now that I think about people really treat each other differently in his culture than my culture. Because the way he talked about how his mom and other mom really didn't get along because the other mom views his mom as an immigrant who doesn't belong here and how she wants her to get
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