Michael Dorsey is a talented young actor, arrogant, stubborn and is so hard on him self and others that he could no longer find a job in his town after twenty years. After a daytime soap opera audition goes bad, Michael takes on the role of an actress Dorothy Michaels and wins the part of the audition. What was supposed to be a short-term role with the intention to raise the money to star in his roommate’s play turns into an extended contract, but when Michael falls for his cast mate Julie, complications develop that could destroy everything. And Michael eventually realizes that he is a better person as his second character Dorothy Michaels than he was as Michael Dorsey. Michael Dorsey finds it interesting as Dorothy begins to take on an independent life of her own. She is a free woman who seems sort of strange and funny at first glance, but grows on people afterwards as she begins to inspire women with her acting by standing up for what is right. Other complications begin to arise as the men which Dorothy surrounds herself with are beginning to fall in love with her such as Julie’s father and John Van Ron who is also plays the role of doctor in the play.
Michael struggles making friends. one way he does is in paragraph 21-28 it says Michael hadn’t made any friends the teachers barely notice him. This is probably because his parents dead and he is being quiet in class. But one day Michael went to the pet store looking for something small and living and hermit crabs where a dollar. When Michael got home he showed the hermit crab to Aunt Esther. “Where is he” says Aunt Esther. Then some eyes poke out of a shell.
After fulfilling his basic needs, Michael also achieved the safety needs where he had a sense of protection with his newly adopted family and environment that were surrounding him. According to Norwood (2009), living in a safe place and having protection from other is very important for human beings. In home, Anne treated Michael Oher as her own child where she always gives him support such as bought him some new cloths to encourage him to start a new life; she also brought Michael a trunk when he wishes for it. Besides than his adoptive mother, Sean Junior also plays an important role in the changes of Michael’s life. Because of the adoption, both of the boys had become buddies in a matter of seconds. After Michael joined the American football team in school, Sean Junior had became Michael’s personal trainer to brush up Michael’s techniques and physical abilities in football. Collins, daughter of Leign Anne also showed acceptance towards Michael when she ignores her friend’s impression towards Michael and chosen to accompanied Michael when she saw him study alone in the library.
He has his own driver’s license, which indicates a big change in his teenage life having the ability to drive. Mr. and Mrs. Tuohy have signed the official documents that state them as Michael’s legal guardian. He then gets his own room, bed, and home, which he never had in his life before. He even got a new car, which made him feel not only happy, but also part of a something he never had: a family.
On the trip there Leah Anne stopped the car to get a eye-to-eye conversation showing that she takes great care in finding out Michaels past and how she can help him for the better. One night Leah Anne asked a simple question to Michael, if he wanted to stay? Michael responded " I don't like anywhere else" and sure enough she turned the guest room into a comfortable place for Michael with a bed, that he had never had before.
Individuals were terrified of Michael, for example the young ladies in the recreation center fled from the swings after saw Michael. Michael constantly expected that no one could make companions with him. Michael's football mentor at Wingate, a non-government funded school, saw football potential in Michael and got him yielded into the prestigious school. In any case, he had learning ineptitudes and still did not have an unending home. Leigh Anne Tuohy, the mother of a Wingate understudy, Collins, and wife of the proprietor of a couple Taco Bell restaurants, gets a few answers concerning Michael's issue and invites him to complete what has been begun at their home. At the point when Michael is in the Tuohy's home, a comfortable relationship was made amidst him and the
However, his life came to a twist when he was taken home by Leigh Anne Tuohy. She was a mother of two children namely Collins Tuohy and SJ Tuohy, who were both studying in the same school as Michael. Because of this kind-hearted family, Michael’s life changed completely. Leigh Anne and
In the beginning of the book, Michael was an all-star baseball pitcher. Game after game he pitched very excellent even though they’re only allowed so many pitches a week because they are in little league. Michael is a twelve-year-old boy that can pitch eighty-miles per hour. Michael saw this bad kid running from the cops, so Michael throws the ball from home plate all the way past the field and hit the guy in the head knocking him to the ground. Michael meets this wonderful girl one day and later on founded out that she was his hero’s daughter and wasn’t too happy with her when he found out because she didn’t tell him.
He liked his accent. He liked what seemed to be a good heart. He liked the way he didn't treat him like a kid and the way he was unafraid to make mistakes in his new language." In this quote Michael expresses why he admires the rabbi and takes such a liking to him even though the rabbi is of a different religion and has different beliefs. Michael communicates that differences in religion should not have an impact on the relationship of two people. It is human nature to treat others the way one would want to be treated regardless of the differences in beliefs two different people may have. This simple fact of life is personified in every interaction Micheal had with the rabbi since the rabbi treated Michael as an adult and with a great amount of respect and kindness, in spite of the fact that Michael is a Christian and he is a Jew. Michael reiterates the kindness and respect embodied by the rabbi back towards him regardless of the fact that he may disagree with the rabbi's
Michael desires other women regardless of the fact that he is wedded. This is shown in the story when he is eying other women so often that his wife realizes it. When Michael and his wife are walking down Eighth Street, he sees a woman that is so pretty she could "break [his] neck."(p.1) Frances thinks
Although they divorced it may have had its positive sides to Michael’s developments as he may have learnt to not rush into such a serious relationship and also to be completely sure that the person he decides to marry is really the person he wants to spend the rest of his life with.
The next day Leigh Anne Tuohy wakes up and realizes that Michael is nowhere to be found and also did not take any of their belongings with him. She runs out of the house and catches him walking out of the driveway. At that moment she demands Michael to come back and asks him would he like to stay for Thanksgiving dinner. Michael continues to stay with the family and even pulls his grades up enough to play football for the school. After giving Michael the unconditional love of a family, the Tuohys ask Michael would he like for them to become his legal guardians. Will Michael find a home with the Tuohys or will he return back to the secluded and neglectful life that he once lived?
Treat with compassion and respect: Is Michael able to move forward and treat Jenny with compassion and respect?
In the beginning of the book, young Michael Berg becomes intimately close to Hanna, an older woman with whom he shares a relationship. The conflict with the inner-self is seen through the character of Michael, whose thoughts are shared to us by the author. Schlink writes: “But I was annoyed by her bad temper, and I wanted to be somewhere else, at the pool, away with my classmates, swept up in the exuberance of our talk, our banter, our games, and our flirtations” (Schlink 73). When Michael first meets Hanna, he is intrigued and seduced by this older woman who flirts with him and pays attention to him. They become lovers and he spends most of his time with her when he is not at