Henry Skrimshander's Character In This Novel

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Henry Skrimshander is the main character in the novel, The Art of Fielding. In this novel it shows the effect one tragic event can have. How much one wrong move can change several people’s lives. Henry and I have a lot in common, we share a lot of the same dreams and aspirations and have similar interests. Henry and I both love to play baseball, are driven by one goal to be the best baseball player possible and play professionally. The way we view the world is similar to each other as well as how the world views us. The way he acts and responds to incidents in the novel is similar, if not the same as to how I would act in similar situations. These are some of the reasons why I think that we would be good friends if we had the opportunity to be.

The world sees him as a little scrawny kid that's pretty good
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When in the late innings of the game he got a routine ground ball up the middle, he fields it cleanly and goes to make the throw. Its very cold outside and slightly windy. His throw goes sailing into the Harpooners dugout, sitting on the bench is his teammate Owen Dunn, who isn't paying attention while reading his book. As the ball hits him square in the face, he goes falling to the floor and lies there unconscious. Henry not worried about making his first career error, is only concerned with sending his teammate to the hospital in critical condition. He is scared, in shock and doesn't know what to do or say.

If I was in the same situation as Henry was I would be just as scared if not more scared than he was. I wouldn't know what to do and I would feel a sense of hopelessness. Hitting someone in the middle of the face, throwing as hard as you can can kill them. I would feel sick like there is a huge hole in my stomach. I would just want to be alone off somewhere by myself and not be talking to