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What is the summary of Poetics for Bullies" by stanley ekin?

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Posted December 19, 2009 at 5:44 PM via web

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What is the summary of Poetics for Bullies" by stanley ekin?

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kimfuji | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted December 20, 2009 at 5:36 PM (Answer #1)

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This story is a parody. Push the Bully is the main character who despises other people's weaknesses. He hates everyone--kids who wear glasses, kids who talk funny, rich kids, poor kids etc. He bullies all of them.  He meets a new boy at school, Williams. Williams seems perfect because he doesn't appear to have any defects and he is not affected by Push's bullying. Through all of Push's attempts to be seen as above Williams, he fails and Williams is liked by the other kids at school. Even when Push tries to fight him, Williams wins and helps him up. The other kids persuade him to become friends with Williams. Push seems to begin to fit in, however he resists.  He chooses the outsider position again.

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