Insight Into Character Essay

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Unit Test, Part 2: Insights into Character
Answer the questions below in complete sentences. Use examples from the selections to support your answers (Remember to use APE: Answer, Prove, Explain).
(20 points)
In a response of no less than two paragraphs, respond to each of the following questions.
What happens to the characters Dade (“Star Food”) and Julian (“Everything that Rises Must Converge”) at the end of their respective stories?
How are these two characters and their situations similar
Be sure to include evidence from the text to support your answer (Answer, Prove, Explain).
Both Dade and Julian where fixated on proving themselves right and defending their beliefs about
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She realized they not only where wearing the same hat but where faced with the same issues and challenges. She saw that they both struggled to teach their sons what they saw to be right and corrected their son behavior in accordance with how they viewed things without realizing that the world had changed. She realized they both ignored their sons ability to adjust to the new ways of the world. She realized they both where battling them to behave in a way in which they where accustom. She was not adjusting to the changing world. Julian’s mom saw that she and the negro woman where bitter towards the changes and would not adjust as their sons where. She realized that she was being condescending to the boy by offering him a penny. The shock of how she was viewed from on the other side was shocking to her. She saw that her old manners and graciousness had no worth in the new world. She was not who she thought she was. Her son was now treating her as she was treating him in training in the ways of the world.
Julian realized that he needed to respect the old ways as well as abide by some of the new ways. He had realized that as much as he wanted to teach his mother a lesson that the outcome may not be worth it. He should have let her face the world in a way that she had been. He realized the guilt and sorrow that came with pushing too hard for others to realize change.
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