Bernard Cooper

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This short story was based on a young, Bernard Cooper, he was in his high school Algebra class when a girl named Theresa decided to ask him if he was a "fag". Bernard had no clue of what a "fag" was until he found the definition. When he was invited to his first kissing party he started to realize that he wasn’t into girls. Bernard was told by Grady that if a boy is asked to look at his hands and he looks at them "manly" he wasn’t a Homosexual, which was obviously not a true statement. I believe Theresa was an important character because she was the first person to utter that Bernard was attracted to men, she was a ninth-grade girl who knew about things she shouldn’t have and repeated them to other kids, such as Bernard. Another important character

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