Characterization Essay When I was little I would always make sure people knew that I was right. I would make sure that I was right to prove my point. Then one day I tried to prove I was right but I was wrong. By learning from that experience I am not so pushy on being right. Being smart is good but it can be a bit mean to other people and a bit arrogant. The characters Uncle Basil from ‘’You Can’t Take It With You’’ and Ian Malcolm from the The Lost World are both smart because they both do things unexpected and they like to prove their points.
In the short story ‘’You Can’t Take It With You’’ Uncle Basil is smart because he was able to prove his family wrong. Uncle Basil is smart ‘’ They called him scrooge basil’’ (Wuorio 1) and they would insult him behind his back. Uncle Basil is smart because he was able to take the money that his family wanted greedly by hiding it in his coffin and getting cremated with it. He was also able to give some of the money to his handyman and friend Vernor. His family would always argue over his money and they would say ‘’ You can’t take it with you’’ and insult him because of that he was smart enough to burn the money in his coffin without his family knowing about it. Uncle Basil is smart because he proved his family wrong and with these traits and he was able to take the money with him.
In the book The Lost World Ian Malcolm is smart because he was able to discover the lost world and he would always make sure everyone knew he was