Sunday, March 11, 2012

"Are You Poor ?"

     The drawing on page 128 shows Arnold's possible responses to when he is asked if he is poor. The first response is a quick no, which is a lie. While the second response is a yes, which is the truth. The third one is a depiction of Arnold playing dumb, saying he has many pores. The fourth drawing shows Arnold trying to theoretical and not really answering the question. Arnold's last response is the famous "look over there," and runaway out of the scene scenario. Arnold learns that when you tell the truth people can help you out. The last sentence of the chapter says "If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing.'' Since Arnold told the truth he not only got a ride home, but he got respect Penelope and Roger.

1 comment:

  1. I really like this analysis of juniors choices to his dreaded " Are you poor?" question. The best part was when it was tied together with the quote from the end of the chapter and Juniors overall realization.