The Treasure Of Lemon Brown Dialogue Essay

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“Philosophers say man forms himself in dialogue.” -Anne Carson. Everyone talks. Everyone has conversations on a daily basis. A person’s personality can be determined through how they speak. In the stories The Pigman by Paul Zindel and “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers, the authors use dialogue to develop the characters. In the story The Pigman, Paul Zindel uses dialogue to help create a personality for the character. For example, when John and Lorraine first meet, John says, “I am a lunatic.” after Lorraine tells him to stop acting like a lunatic. In this quote, the reader can tell that John has a more sarcastic personality, and that he doesn’t exactly care about what people think of him. Also, when John’s dad is pressuring him about what he’s going to do with his life, John’s father says “It’d be better than…show more content…
For example, when Greg told his father about how he wanted to play basketball, he responded, “That must be some kind of joke. Now you just get into your room and hit those books.”. From this quote alone, the reader can infer that his father does not approve of what he wants to do, and only wants him to be smart. He will not let Greg do what he wants to do, unless he he does what his father wants to do first. Also, Lemon Brown says, “They’s bad men,” when the burglars came to steal his treasure. By his use of grammar, the reader can tell that Lemon Brown is probably not well educated, and not a very proper person. Finally, when Lemon Brown finally shows Greg his ‘treasure’, and asks if he thinks it’s cool, Greg responds with, “Yeah, I guess so,”. Through this, the reader can definitely tell that Greg is not impressed with his treasure. He only sees a newspaper article, and not what it means to Lemon Brown. To sum it up, Walter Dean Myers could not have developed the characters well without
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