The Watsons Go To Birmingham By Paul Curtis: Character Analysis

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In the book, “The Watsons Go to Birmingham’’ written by Paul Curtis there are two brothers one named Kenny and the other is named Byron. There are major personality differences between the boys including the way they treat other people. Kenny is a gracious and generous person who cares about people’s feelings. Byron is a bully that enjoys picking on people and beating them up. Kenny does treat people better than Byron because on page 34, chapter 3 when he first meets Rufus he generously shares his lunch with him even though the pair had just met. Also, when Byron enjoyed beating up Larry Dun, Kenny had empathy for him. This proves how kind-hearted Kenny is because Larry Dun had been intimidating and antagonizing Kenny.

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