They Cage The Animals At Night

Mark, Jerome, and Sal were some of the people Jennings knew during this time that influenced him most. Mark influences Jennings in two ways. Mark tells Jennings that “There are no friends in here.” (p.24) Marks explains to Jennings “Well it’s a rule. Not a home rule like when to sit or when to eat, or like that, but it’s a kid s’ rule.” He paused. “It’s like this. If you got a friend in here and they go away someplace, then you’re left by yourself, alone. And if you keep making friends and they keep going away, then over and over again you’re alone.” “It hurts.” Mark is kind to Jennings and helps him learn the rules. Mark is an inspiration to Jennings because ...

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feel inside about someone that makes you brothers, not the last name.” (p.219) Jerome’s wisdom inspired Jennings to talk to Mark about his feelings. Finally, Sal influences Jennings through most of the novel. Sal is the most important person in Jennings life. He gives Jennings the inspirations to be a good young man. “Sal told me he was very proud of me for not holding a grudge. He told me holding grudges was easier than forgiving. He was right too. I didn’t really like accepting some of the apologies, but I did and it felt good that I did, later.” (p. 160) Sal’s words of wisdom inspired Jennings to forgive the children that were teasing him and that started a fight with him, that ended with Jennings having to get stitches on his wrist.
Jennings overcame his struggles of abandonment, abuse, loneliness, friendship, and love. He was a brave young man. The theme of the novel is survival. Jennings survived many awful situations with his companion Doggie. Doggie never ...

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Added: 7/8/2018 07:56:34 PM
Submitted By: wongcathy
Category: Book Reports
Type: Free Paper
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