Black Swan Green Essay

Words: 1122
Pages: 5

Ayana Gentles
Period 7
Mr. Blom
September 26,2014

Black Swan Green

There are so many things in life that people wish they could change, but that wouldn’t solve anything. Life is a rollercoaster, you never know what to expect or how you will react to what’s in store. In the book, Black Swan Green by David Mitchell, Jason Taylor is a teenager who goes through many and deals with many obstacles that he wish he could change in his life. He deals with bullying, his case of stammering, trying to find somewhere to belong and writing to help him find peace of mind. There are many discoveries that are unleashed in Black Swan Green, that illustrate how you have to try and make the best out of what you have. Jason deals with a speech
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If people can’t accept them then those aren’t people that they should want to have around.

In life many people have to live with things that they don’t like. Jason has a bunch of things that he doesn’t like; however he does nothing to change that. Throughout the book Jason faces so many problems and his insecurities interfere with that. He gets all of this grief from other people, making fun of him and humiliating him, but it he does absolutely nothing about it. All Jason does is talk down about himself like “on the bus home tonight I’d be lucky if the invisible man’d want to sit by J-J-J-Jason T-T-Taylor, the s-sss-s-sschool s-sss-s-stutter boy?”(Pg27). No, he cannot do much about the speech deficiency that he has, however, he can always seek help. Call a specialist or practice talking more so you can try and gain a little control over it. The names that Jason calls himself are very hurtful. To call himself a moron is so bazaar. Maybe it’s his way to prepare himself for what others call him but Jason should treat himself with respect and show people that yes I have a stammer and I’m not perfect but nobody is going to disrespect that. If Jason would stand up for himself and treat himself like he had respect for him then others would to. He would gain the popularity with him as well as help his friends like Moron gain some also. Instead of “that’s something I’ve always just about avoided.”(Pg29), Jason should