Essay about Half Brother by Holli Chang

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Characters: Ben - He is the main character, he is also the one telling the story about what happened to his family and Zan. At the beginning of the story, Ben didn’t want or like Zan. He thought he would take up too much of his time and be annoying. As the story progressed, he began to like Zan and they continued bonding together and eventually became best friends. As the story ended, Ben became the kind, loving person that got to keep and protect Zan. Richard Tomlin - He is the father who is working on a Doctorate. He is also trying to prove to the world that animals can understand and learn American Sign Language. At the beginning of the story, he was not there for Zan; but as the project grew he began to like Zan. At the end, …show more content…
Characters: Ben - He is the main character, he is also the one telling the story about what happened to his family and Zan. At the beginning of the story, Ben didn’t want or like Zan. He thought he would take up too much of his time and be annoying. As the story progressed, he began to like Zan and they continued bonding together and eventually became best friends. As the story ended, Ben became the kind, loving person that got to keep and protect Zan. Richard Tomlin - He is the father who is working on a Doctorate. He is also trying to prove to the world that animals can understand and learn American Sign Language. At the beginning of the story, he was not there for Zan; but as the project grew he began to like Zan. At the end, he sacrificed his own time and money to protect Zan. Mrs. Tomlin - She is protective mother that loves Zan and doesn’t want to make any compromises for Zan. She wants to protect Zan and make him think he is human. Toward the end of the book, she lets Zan go for him to have a better life. Then she tries to get him back once she finds out they are going to send him to an animal testing facility.
Zan - He is a chimp and the other main character. Zan at the beginning, was scared and didn’t want to learn how to sign. But as he grew familiar with his new family and surrounds, he started to sign to get what he wanted and communicate with his family. Towards the middle of the book, the Tomlin’s decided that Zan wasn’t using ASL like he was