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    By "main problem," I believe that the question is referring to the central conflict. I have to pick two central conflicts because they are woven together and equally central. The first conflict is...

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    In the book, Motorcycle Boy seems fascinated with the Rumble fish or Siamese fighting fish in Mr. Dobson's store. When Rusty asks him why each fish has to be kept in a separate fishbowl, Motorcycle...

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    After that tragic evening when Motorcycle Boy was shot to death by the police, Steve decided to do everything he could to leave town. He began to believe that, if he wanted to get anywhere in life,...

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    When the story opens, Rusty James is on a beach in Southern California. By chance, he meets Steve, a friend he hasn't seen in five or six years. Steve is surprised to see him and tells Rusty James...

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    Rusty-James is the younger brother of Motorcycle Boy in S. E. Hinton’s acclaimed, violent, and action-packed coming of age novel Rumble Fish. He’s the main character of the novel, who, at 14,...

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    The book Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton begins and ends in the same place and at the same time. The book opens with Rusty running into an old friend, Steve Hays, five or six years after the main...

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    A writer uses the exposition to introduce the characters, setting, events, and any other relevant background information of a story; the exposition is always found at the beginning of a story....

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    Rusty gets stabbed in Chapter Three. In this chapter, Biff Wilcox threatens to kill Rusty for saying something less than complimentary to a girl named Anita. Biff begins the fight in a bad state....

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    In the novel Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton, Steve and Rusty James have not seen each other in five or six years. Rusty James tells Steve that he was at the reformatory for five years. One of the...

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    Chapter 1 begins about 5 or 6 years ahead of when most of the book takes place. The reader is introduced to the main character, Rusty-James. Chapter 2 then flashes back to 6 years earlier....

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    One of Hinton's main messages in Rumble Fish is how there is a great deal of sadness in life. The darkness of Rumble Fish speaks to this. There is no restoration, and little redemption in it....

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    S.E. Hinton never does actually resolve the main conflicts of her novel Rumble Fish. Rather, she ends her story of alienated youth with the story's most heroic figure, Motorcycle Boy, dead at the...

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    One example of the poverty theme in Hinton's work might be in the opening. Rusty- James is shown to be embodying the rootless life of poverty. He lacks economic opportunities, representative of...

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    "Russel-James," he said suddenly. "Are you ill?" "Got cut in a knife fight," I told him. "Really?" He came over to take a look. What strange lives you two lead." The language technique...

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    The first chapter opens in the future, after the events of the book. At the beginning of the book, Rusty-James runs into an old friend he has not seen for a while, “five or six years.” They...

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    In Chapter One, Rusty-James runs into his old pal, Steve, on a "beach" somewhere--probably in California, where Rusty's mother is believed to be living. (Could it be that Rusty-James has headed to...

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    One example of irony is seen in the central theme of youthful rebellion. Rusty-James, the main character, wants to live a life of adventure and freedom, as he perceives that to be the life of his...

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    Rusty-James grows color blind because he is depressed at his brother Motorcycle Boy’s death and his proximity to it. Rusty-James makes several references to color and blindness. For example, he...

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    A rumble fish is a betta, or Siamese fighting fish. It is symbolic of the difficult situation that the boys in the story find themselves in, destined for conflict. When Rusty-James sees the...

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    Rusty-James’s life is going downhill fast. He gets expelled from school because he generally does not care about school. He will be sent to Cleveland High, “the school where they sent...

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    Author Susan E. Hinton's third novel (following The Ousiders and That Was Then, This is Now), Rumble Fish was first published in 1975, but Hinton had written most of it much earlier. Parts of the...

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    Rusty-James wins a fight against a rival gang member, Biff Wilcox. Rusty's brother, the Motorcycle Boy shows up to remind the boys of their self-imposed ban on fighting; Rusty is cut by Biff with a...

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    I'll provide you with the three major themes of the novel. "Alienation and Abandonment" is at the heart of Rusty-James' problems. His mother has deserted the family and he still suffers from having...

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    S.E. Hinton's 1975 young-adult novel Rumble Fish was an influential novel of the time, showing the power and tragedy of abuse and drugs in the youth culture. Francis Ford Coppola adapted it to film...

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    When identifying tone in a story or novel, you are looking at how the subject matter is treated by the narrator. Mood is the feeling you get from the story. In the novel Rumble Fish the narrator is...

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    The Motorcycle Boy recognizes the symbolism in the rumble fish--the Siamese fighting fish--that inhabit the pet store. He knows that if they are allowed to be together, they will kill each other;...

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    The older brother of Rusty-James, Motorcycle Boy is "...born in the wrong era, on the wrong side of the river, with the ability to do anything and finding nothing he wants to do." He seems older...

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    Rusty-James' admiration for his older brother, the Motorcycle Boy, borders on hero-worship and idolatry. He wants to be just like his brother--tough, intelligent and the leader of his own gang....

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    Probably the main internal conflict that arises in S. E. Hinton's Rumble Fish concerns the relationship between Rusty-James and his brother, the Motorcycle Boy. Rusty-James idolizes his older...

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    An action-packed novel, the most important scene comes as the climax of S. E. Hinton's Rumble Fish. At the end of Chapter 10, Rusty-James gives up the leadership of the gang to Smokey, who also...

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    Much of the blame for Rusty-James' adolescent criminal activity lies with his family upbringing. Rusty's mother, who apparently suffered from criminal tendencies herself, abandoned the family and...

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    I assume that the Motorcycle Boy sees a symbolic connection with the "rumble fish" in the pet store. The rumble fish are actually Siamese fighting fish--beautifully colored fish that must be...

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    I don't think he's a hero at all. His life seems completely pointless. He never accomplishes anything and he never really does anything positive. I think that's why he never gets a name. He's...

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    Rumble Fish is a coming of age story, where a young man learns about life and about himself. The main character does not change much throughout the book though. Rusty-James seems to have no...

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    Although Rusty-James, the main character in Susan E. Hinton's teen novel, Rumble Fish, acts tough and pretends that he can fend for himself, it is apparent that he worries about one day being...

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    While different teachers use the term in different ways, "Reflection" means for students to personalize the notion of reading and generate personalized responses to the reading selection or text....

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    Rusty-James is the first to admit that he is not the smartest guy around. He doesn't understand much of what his father tells him, nor is he the brightest of his own gang. He prides himself on...

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    To me, the mood in this book is really quite dark and depressing. I say this because the social conditions that Rusty-James and his family are living in are quite unpleasant. Rusty-James is living...

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    The author uses the river as a symbol to represent the opposite of what it usually signifies. Traditionally, a river, or water, would stand for life, cleansing and renewal, but in Rumble Fish, the...

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    The primary conflict in Susan E. Hinton's novel, Rumble Fish, concerns the relationship between Rusty-James and his brother, The Motorcycle Boy. The Motorcycle Boy has attempted to leave his former...

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    The title of the Susan E. Hinton teen novel serves symbolically on several levels. "Rumble fish" is the term that the Motorcycle Boy uses for the Siamese fighting fish that he admires in Mr....

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    Rumble Fish is another of Hinton's books about lower class adolescents involved in gang life. Rusty James had an older brother called Motorcycle Boy. He looked up to his brother who had set a...

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    Susan E. Hinton's teen novel, Rumble Fish, tells the story of Rusty-James and his older brother, The Motorcycle Boy, a pair of gang members whose life on the streets lead them into one violent...

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    We can easily tell that Chapter 2 of the book is a flashback because of the age of the boys in that chapter compared to the previous one. When the book starts, we see Rusty-James talking to Steve....

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    The book "Rumble fish" by Hinton has many similar characteristics as her book "The Outsiders." Her characters are in a gang and they live in a lower economic district. Some of the scenes take...

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    In the story Rumble Fish Hinton may have had Rusty James seem color blind and hard of hearing because his brother meant a lot to him. When important people in our lives die we almost become numb....

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    There are several literary devices used in the book. One of the most notable is the use of slang. The book is written in a tough, short style, as Rusty-James would speak but without any curse...

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    In chapter 2 of S.E. Hinton's Rumblefish Hinton uses the technique of foreshadowing to hint at what is going to happen in the story. I was hanging out at Benny's, playing pool, when I heard Biff...

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    Susan E. Hinton's teen novel, Rumble Fish, deals with the gang violence that rules the life of young Rusty-James and, previously, his older brother, the Motorcycle Boy. The former leader of a...

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    From the opening and final chapter, we can assume that Rusty-James has learned his lesson following the death of the Motorcycle Boy and his stay in the reformatory. His old friend, Steve, has...

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