Response: I think the central theme of the book is the importance of family. Bud’s mother died when he was only six, and his life had been very tough. He said one time that “my eyes don’t cry no more.” It would have been very easy for Bud just to give up
Imagine having to fend for yourself, as an orphan, during the Great Depression. In the book, Bud, Not Buddy, Bud is an orphan and has to go off by himself. He goes with his friend Bugs to get a train to Chicago. When Bud misses it, he goes to the library. He sets off to find his father, Herman E. Calloway, in Grand Rapids. Bud, Not Buddy would have been a different story if Bud had given up because he would've gone back to the orphanage, he would have never gone to Hooverville with Bugs, he never would have met Herman, and he never would've joined the band in Grand Rapids.
Bud, Not Buddy a story about a ten-year-old boy on the journey to find what he calls home and to find his lost father accomplished what I was hoping for it. The story has great characters and clear writing. The development of certain characters is clearly shown in the story which helps it move on. And this book shows the struggle of the people living during the Great
The father does not comply with his son and leaves the naked man alone in the cold. This further shows the differences between the boy and his father. The final contrast between the two is exemplified with the ending. Throughout the book the reader is allowed to assume that if the son dies in the novel then the father would consequently commit suicide. At the end of the story when the father dies first the boy stays strong and decides to blindly follow other survivors and put his faith in them. Throughout, the story; however the father doesn't put any trust into anyone. His son, being a foil of him decides to put his faith into other survivors and takes a leap of faith and follow them their camp. This instance further shows the stark difference between the father and the son.
The plot of this book is about the journey of discovering their own identities, and the journey starts because of the main characters’ friendships. Jonah, the main character, has been loved and cared for by his family his entire life and has never thought seriously about the fact that he is adopted until he gets two mysterious letters in the mail, both with no return address. Jonah thinks that these are just a prank letter, but his friend Chip gets panicked when he gets the same letters. Jonah finds out that Chip’s parents had never told him that he was adopted as well. Jonah thinks “He’d never met Chip’s dad, just seen him drive by. Jonah probably couldn’t have picked Chip’s dad out in a line-up. However, right now Jonah wanted to stolk over to Chip’s house, swing his best punch, and hit Chip’s dad right in the mouth.” (Peterson 35) Jonah feels angry towards Chip’s parents because they refuse to tell him anything else about his adoption. Later Jonah says “I swear, I’ll do everything I can to help you.” (Peterson 35) This quote suggests that Jonah cares deeply about his friend and wants to support him, and he promises he will do everything he can to help Chip. Jonah, Chip, and Jonah’s younger sister, Katherine begin the journey to find the truth about their past. Their friendship pushes them into a wild adventure for seeking their identity.
The book takes place during the depression. This was a time when many people gave up and some even died because they lost the will to live. Bud perseveres through situations that would be difficult for adults. Because he was young, he always kept going and never gave up. His perseverance is what helped him survive. No matter what the situation Bud always looks at it in a positive way.
The protagonist, Billy Budd, is the major force of innocence in the book. Billy is a young man who seems to have everything going for him. He is big, strong, handsome, and he has a personality that draws
Secondly, Bud creates more “family”. He and his best friend become “brothers”. Sadly, Bud is ripped from this family as well. Unexpectedly, he moves on without one tear in his eyes.
His father played a vital role in his development as a preacher and a writer because he was trying his best to outdo his father, who was a pastor, in every aspect of life. It becomes apparent that his trying and yearning for the love of a Father is missed in his life and eventually he starts looking for it externally. Through his essays there are constant reminders that his father’s life impacted him as fuel for success. The outcome of this lack of love from his father caused Baldwin to find love in other avenues such as
The protagonist in The Apartment is a guy referred to as Bud. Bud grew up in Baltimore Maryland not too far from a police station where his father worked. Bud came from a good family and attended private schools growing up. Bud had an older brother that his father favored over him. As kids, Bud’s older brother Ryan excelled at many aspects of life while Bud’s childhood was filled with misfortune. Ryan excelled in high school as a star athlete who graduated top of his class with a full ride to Yale. Bud, on the other hand, was not as academically, or athletically gifted as his older brother. Bud is tired of living in his brothers shadow. Bud is willing to do whatever it takes to take his brothers glory.