Just like Abel, Adam is an obedient, peaceful, and independant man. Growing up, he had to learn how to take care of himself due to the fact that his mother had died young and his father did not show much attention to him. Although he grew up in a home with a devilish brother and a manipulative father, he somehow developed into a character with good instincts. The fact that he had to take care of himself and not have anyone to depend on was a huge factor to that. Steinbeck writes, “When a child first catches adults out—when it first walks into his grave little
No one should ever judge another based on appearance because, who knows, they might end up being your best friend. In Freak the Mighty, a realistic fiction story written by Rodman Philbrick, two boys who couldn’t be more different than each other begin an unbreakable friendship. Max, who is very large and has learning disabilities, meets Kevin, or Freak, who is highly intelligent, but has Morquio Syndrome, which causes him to be small. Together, they are Freak the Mighty, and they try to help others at all times, including each other. There are two themes that can be taken away from this novel.
He's all there! He's all there!” (345). A young six-year-old, Brother does not know better than to expect the most, yet he quickly understands the power of a brotherly bond. After Doodle learns to crawl, Brother begins calling him Doodle, noticing that his “crawling backward made him look like a doodlebug” (345).
In the beginning, Leo is put in a special class because he’s “slower than the rest.” He had no friends and he saw no way to be happy. In paragraph number 5 in of Slower Than the Rest it says “Leo had been separated from the rest of his classmates and placed in a room with other children who were as slow he. Leo thought he’d never get over it. He saw no way to be happy but Charlie took care of Leo’s happiness”. Also in paragraph 5 it says”Leo was slow in reading, slow in numbers,slow in understanding nearly everything that passed before him in class.
In the short story, “Seventh Grade”, by Gary Soto, the author pokes fun at seventh grade boys at the beginning a school year. The main characters are Victor, Michael, and Teresa, a girl Victor has a crush on. In the story, Victor learned that it is always best to be himself. Victor is a seventh grade boy who continues to make mistakes in front of the girl he likes. First, the writer tells us about Victor and his love for Teresa since they were young.
Author’s Crafts The way an author crafts a story strongly impacts the mood of the story. Within the novel, Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie, the main character - Steven - is a funny, sarcastic 13-year-old, When Jeffrey, his younger brother is diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L), his life takes a turn for the worst. However, instead of making the novel gloomy and depressing, Jordan Sonnenblick (the author) incorporated jokes and sarcastic comments into the tale. Steven lightened the mood of the novel by being funny and relatable with his jokes. When the tone of the novel became gloomy, Steven managed to crack jokes to lift the spirit of the story.
“We may stay here till we die.” Piggy nervously exclaimed. Piggy is a smart boy yet very insecure character. Him and Ralph are the first 2 boys mentioned in the storyline. Ralph ends up being the leader of all the boys on the island that are stranded, he is very headstrong and carefree. Piggy’s antagonist, Jack is very presumptuous and rude towards everyone except his choir boys and Ralph.
The Evil Wish It is common to say or do things without thinking twice about the outcome. For example, a young and clueless teenager decides to ditch school to hang out with a few friends but ends up getting caught and suspended instead. In the case of the White’s family, matters were different. Mr.White, an old and naive man, is one of the main character’s in the short horror story “The Monkey’s Paw” written by W.W. Jacobs. Along with his loving wife, Mrs.White and their son Herbert, the family bonded well and at first did not seem to be distant from each other.
In the story, “A Crush,” by Cynthia Ryland, Ernie, a mentally challenged 33-year-old man, finds (unrequited) love with the mysterious store manager, Dolores, and friendship with a college student—Jack—who works at his group home. Through the use of symbolism, Ryland shows a social outcast coming into his own—much like that of a blooming flower—through the introduction of love, suggesting that life without love is incomplete. Without love, Ernie is not able to find true happiness and fulfillment; he’d just be a sheltered, disabled, and incomplete being. The part where Ernie goes out to the garden and watches Jack is the most important event in the entire story, starting the chain of events which concludes in love incorporated in Ernie’s life. One of the young men who worked at the group home—a college student named Jack—grew a large garden in the back of the house.
In the story, “The Scarlet Ibis” author James Hurst uses indirect characterization through the thoughts and feeling of the protagonist towards his little brother Doodle to establish a meaningful theme. The theme is that being ashamed of those close to you often makes you lose sight of what that person may be going through, leading to regret in the future. In the beginning of the story, the protagonist talks about how his baby brother’s crawling made him resemble a doodle bug. This is why he calls his brother Doodle. “Renaming my brother was perhaps the kindest thing I ever did for him, because nobody expects much from someone named Doodle,” (3) the protagonist proceeds to explain.
2) Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pies by Jordan Sonnelblick is a unique, heart melting, and a humorous book. At first I thought this book would be about an average boy and his “struggles”, but the more I read I discovered a heartwarming story with unique characters that’s well written. The story is about a boy that has a younger brother with cancer, while his parents are busy working or taking care of their younger brother they fail to see the problems and daily challenges that the older brother is facing. The story’s has unique characters that bring life to the story. For example, Steven is the protagonist, his jokes can cheer anybody up, and he’s well known as Pes (a nickname his friends gave him, short for Peasant), and he even shaved his