Thanks, To All The Little People
Thanks, To All the Little People
In every story there is always a main character that catches the reader?s eye. Even in the child?s storybook: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Clifford is the main character that always gets into trouble. But what differs children?s stories from adult stories is use of minor characters. In The Lesson, by Toni Cade Bambara, the minor characters within the story define the main character Sylvia. Those characters help us understand Sylvia greatly by their reactions towards her and how she describes them in the narrative. We would never be able to fully analyze Sylvia without observing how she to all that is going on around her. Sylvia is the main focus of the story also because she is narrator. But if any of the other characters were to tell the story we would get a whole different point of view and a whole different story.
Miss Moore and Sugar are the main examples to presenting Sylvia?s jealousy to the reader. Sylvia acts as if she doesn?t care about her poverty, but Miss Moore brings out a major detail that shows the reader that deep down it?s
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