Black Swan Green Essay

1125 Words Nov 19th, 2014 5 Pages
Ayana Gentles
Period 7
Mr. Blom
September 26,2014

Black Swan Green

There are so many things in life that people wish they could change, but that wouldn’t solve anything. Life is a rollercoaster, you never know what to expect or how you will react to what’s in store. In the book, Black Swan Green by David Mitchell, Jason Taylor is a teenager who goes through many and deals with many obstacles that he wish he could change in his life. He deals with bullying, his case of stammering, trying to find somewhere to belong and writing to help him find peace of mind. There are many discoveries that are unleashed in Black Swan Green, that illustrate how you have to try and make the best out of what you have. Jason deals with a speech
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Nobody would want to open up to people who didn’t show an interest in helping them. Therefore Jason shuts down, and doesn’t do anything to help himself since he has nobody to confide in about his stammering.

Jason is a loner almost. There’s nobody that he relates to. Yes he has friends like Moron, however Jason sees more for himself. “ I call him ‘Dean’ if we’re on our own but names aren’t just names…”(Pg17). Since Jason doesn’t have a “family” he wants to join an “elite” group because it’s like having a family. As Jason observes the popular kids in his school it makes him realize that they’re like a family and that they look out for each other. To help Jason not become the stammer boy he tries to do little things that will keep him or escalate him on this school social ladder “…or if I called Moron ‘Dean’ in front of everyone, it’d damage my own standing.” (Pg17). Jason is always comparing himself to other people, trying to see if he’s better than them or trying to make him feel better about himself if one of his friends is ranked on a lower scale. It seems like that helps Jason feel like there is hope to change his life and make it a better one. For Jason to truly be happy it seems like he wants popularity and friends that will except him for who he is but help him become a cool kid, someone who people won’t make fun of and will respect, however Jason needs to appreciate the friends he has because they’ve been there since day one and Jason should be