One Fat Summer - Analysis Of Important Theme Essay

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One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte, is a very good book for teenagers that feel insecure about themselves and have low self-esteem. In the book they will read about a young boy name, Bobby who overcomes his fears of being fat and being bullied by Willie, one that is much stronger then him physically, but not emotionally. The basic theme of this story is to stand up for yourself no matter the situation. Willie, the antagonist of the story accidentally makes Bobby overcome his fears and stand up to him. In a way Willie could be a protagonist because he helps Bobby overcome his fears. Willie is a crazy person that doesn't know what he is doing. It all started in the summer when Bobby, an overweight fifteen year old is embarrassed to take…show more content…
He conquers that fear pretty easily, but another fear awaits him. He finds himself inside of a box because he wants to do the job because he feels more confident, but Willie, the man that didn't get the job as Dr. Kahn's lawn mower is mad at Bobby for stealing the job. He is always making fun of Bobby, but one day he didn't ignore it, he went up to Willie and told him to stop. Willie did stop, but one night when Bobby was walking back home from the lake, Willie rams out of his car and threatens to kill Bobby. No one knows what is going to happen, but Bobby does. He knows what he is going to do. He tells Willie to take a hike and he does. He doesn't get bothered for a week or so because Willie was on vacation. Willie was finally back and holds him hostage at the lake. Bobby was really scared that he was going to get shot by Willie's shotgun. Out of no where the lake lifeguard comes out and pushes Willie into the lake and then Bobby jumps in to fight. Since Bobby was the champion of holding his breath the longest underwater, he almost drowned Willie by wrestling him underwater. He was the hunted that became the hunter like in the story he read called, "The Most Dangerous Game." Bobby was the hero and he felt good about himself now. The next day he goes and asks Dr. Kahn for a raise. He was really nervous because Dr. Kahn was very mean. He got the raise and felt really good about himself now. The theme, one should stand up

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