The Use Of Astrology Signs In Laurie Halse Anderson's Twisted

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After reading the novel Twisted, written by Laurie Halse Anderson, I have become more aware of how different emotions and attitudes that people have can positively or negatively affect how they’re viewed by society. Furthermore, an individual’s attitudes and actions can also change their perspective of the world and the quality of their life. Early on in the book, we are introduced to the main character Tyler, who is an emotional, unpopular, and insecure seventeen year old senior who is hoping for things to change. Throughout the story, we follow his emotional rollercoaster filled with his thrilling highs and devastating lows. After researching astrology signs and their true meanings about specific traits, I have decided that Tyler fits within the Cancer symbol. The strengths of the Cancer symbol are; imaginative, emotional, loyal, and…show more content…
During this chapter in the book, Chip begins questioning Tyler’s strength in a negative way after his father comments on how he looks surprisingly strong. His arrogance and stubbornness come through after he states, “Are you a chicken” (page 15), after Tyler declines his offer of armwrestling. This statements shows us how Chip had an overconfident attitude as was always looking for attention from his friends. “This wont take long, Chip told his buddies” (Page 15), was another passage from the story that describes Chip’s mean and cocky overall personality because he is saying that Tyler was weak when clearly he wasn’t. A glaring example of Chip’s leadership is when he protects his friend Parker from Tyler while playing a cruel prank on Yoda (Tyler’s best friend). In this chapter, Chip steps in during a scuffle between Tyler and Parker about how he treated Yoda. He shows leadership because he singlehandedly breaks up the fight while helping his friends avoid a harsh beating for their
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