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According to Brunelli, (700), summer is regarded as the most unsafe season because the killings are constant. During this season, the family’s only safe place to hide is in the narrow entrance of their house so as to avoid stray bullets that are rampant in this season. Lafayette is afraid of gangs and does all he can to avoid encountering them.
Kotlowitz, (4), asserts that the conventional evil aristocrats are the native gang that is led by Jimmy Lee, who is charged with drugs and gun possession later in the story and is subjected to a thirty year sentence in prison. Lafayette had a fifteen-year-old friend named Bird Leg who was possessed with dogs. The evil aristocrats and their enemies reach an agreement in the month of August, regardless of this Bird Leg is gunshot to demise in an argument with the rival gang. Due to this incident, Lafayette is seen wondering and traumatized at Bird Leg’s funeral and kept thinking whether he will pull through to adulthood. Pharaoh is also affected by the stress that comes with the summer season; he developed a serious speech impediment, he can hardly control and is simply frightened by loud sounds. Pharaoh starts fourth grade with a trainer who identifies his spelling and writing skills. He is also so relaxed in the classroom that he talks more amenable and shutters less. He creates friendship with Rickey, who was older than him. Rickey was a troublemaker and a bully; however, he views Pharaoh as his younger brother and treats him well and feels it’s necessary to protect him. In the beginning, his elder brother Lafayette is against their friendship, but with time he also becomes Ricky’s friend. They are even caught stealing from a shop, but the owner chooses not to press charges.
As the story continues, Lafayette life gets a turn and starts to have issues with the law. These changes have developed due to the harsh surroundings, he is subjected to and he stays silent of
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The project is very poorly managed by the concerned authorities and is therefore, in an extremely bad condition. The two children along with their family solely depend upon the Federal assistance in order to survive. In such circumstances, the children lack access to most of the luxuries and remain deprived of the basic necessities of life.
Their ideas are similar and blend very well with a dynamic philosophy. Unique stories have been shared by both to make the reader understand the ideas. The main theme of this book is purely spiritual but they both avoid many of the controversies surrounding Kubler-Ross’s previous book, The Wheel of Life.
During the commencement of the book, the lads were aged 11 and 9 respectively. The family lived Henry Horner Homes, which were cheap though there was high insecurity and immorality. Lafeyette as the eldest played a key role in helping the mother get food while in the other hand he protected Pharaoh from aggression from the local gangs who traded with drugs and illegal substances.
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