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  • That Was Then, This Is Now
    In Chapter 3, Bryon takes Cathy to a school dance where he runs into his ex-girlfriend, Angela Shepard. Angela approaches Bryon and he dismisses her by asking if she came with Ponyboy Curtis....

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    Cathy is a part of the emotional change that leads Bryon to distance himself from Mark. Cathy is a significant part of Bryon's emotional maturation. She enables him to see beyond the things that...

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    In the novel That Was Then, This Is Now, Charlie is a tough, local kid who owns his own bar where Bryon and Mark hang out and hustle people at billiards. Bryon respects Charlie because he is a...

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    In Chapter 2, Bryon heads down to the snack bar while he is visiting his mother at the hospital. When he is looking at the menu, he hears a voice say, "Can I take your order?" (Hinton 12). Bryon...

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    In Chapter 10, Bryon comes home and is emotionally drained. He looks for a cigarette to smoke because he is stressed out about the traumatic events he's recently experienced in life. Bryon does not...

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    Randy is a long-haired hippie who gives Mark and Bryon a ride to the hospital in his Volkswagen bus. In Chapter 2, the two boys hitch a ride with Randy, who tells them that he went to college in...

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    M&M stops the boys from beating up a black man by calling them weird for jumping people simply because a person is different. Shortly after coming to M&M's aid by attacking Curly Shepard...

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    In Chapter 1, M&M leaves the bowling alley and is confronted by Curly Shepard and two of his friends. Fortunately, Mark and Bryon leave the bowling alley to catch up with M&M and see...

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    There are several scenes throughout the novel that depict Bryon reading and commenting about literature. In Chapter 2, Mike asks Bryon if he has some time to hear the story about why he got beat...

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    At the end of Chapter 1, M&M leaves the bowling alley and decides to walk home by himself. Bryon then suggests to Mark that they also leave the bowling alley in order to catch up with M&M....

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    Bryon respects Charlie for a multitude of reasons. Bryon knows that Charlie is a tough individual who has a reputation of being a good fighter and knows better than to get on Charlie's bad side....

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    In S.E. Hinton's That was Then, This is Now, Bryon is forced to get a job in order to help pay for his mother's increasing hospital bill. He first tries to get a job at Charlie's bar and pool...

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    The first thing that I want to point out about Mrs. Douglas is that she is Bryon's biological mother, but she is the mother of two boys in the story. She is the adoptive mother of Mark. She...

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    Bryon says that he has a reputation as a "lady killer" and has always been successful at hooking up with girls. He mentions that he has got himself into some difficult positions with boyfriends...

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    Shortly after Mark cuts Angela's hair and drops her off on her front lawn, Bryon begins to cry. When they arrive home, Bryon gets emotional and asks Mark why bad things happen to people who try to...

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    M&M is the quintessential hippie who is sensitive, has long hair, and promotes peace. In Chapter 3, Bryon goes over to M&M's house to pick up Cathy for a school dance. While Bryon is...

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    Mike Chambers is one of the characters in the 1971 novel, That Was Then, This Is Now. Mike is in the hospital with injuries after being severely beaten. He is involved with a gang, and stood up for...

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    After calling the police on Mark, Bryon's personality drastically changes. Bryon understands that he has possibility ruined his relationship with Mark and feels numb. He mentions that he goes...

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    Throughout the novel, Bryon is characterized as intelligent and educated, while Mark is portrayed as being irresponsible. In Chapter 4, Bryon mentions that Mark goes to school simply because it is...

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    I think that Bryon's change towards Cathy reflects the challenges of growing up in That Was Then, It Was Now. Let's start off by tracing what might be Bryon's feelings towards Cathy. We know that...

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    In Chapter 3, Bryon is getting ready to go to a school dance and is unsure what to wear. Bryon mentions that it is a casual dance and Mark is dressed right for the occasion. When Mark asks Bryon...

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  • That Was Then, This Is Now
    In Chapter 5, Bryon and Mark hustle a couple of guys from Texas in billiards and win twenty-five dollars from them. After the Texans lose, they wait in an alley for Bryon and Mark to leave...

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    In Chapter 9, Bryon and Cathy find M&M in an upstairs bedroom of a hippie commune-type home strung out on acid. They are told that M&M is suffering from a bad trip and tried numerous times...

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    Setting deals with the time and place that a story is taking place. That was Then, This is Now takes place in Oklahoma during the 1960's. That's a very broad stroke to describe the setting...

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  • That Was Then, This Is Now
    There are several similarities between the characters Mike Chambers and M&M Carlson in the novel That Was Then This Is Now. Both boys are caring and compassionate individuals. They are...

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    In Chapter 2, Bryon and Mark are visiting their mother in the hospital, and she tells them to talk to the boy in next room because he seems lonely. Mark agrees to walk over and visit with the boy...

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  • That Was Then, This Is Now
    Mark and Bryon's feeling about each other change throughout the novel. Throughout the majority of the novel, Bryon and Mark have a close relationship which is similar to that of brothers. Mark and...

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    Unlike the other girls Bryon had dated in the past, Cathy is an innocent, insightful, down-to-earth kind of girl. In Chapter 3, Bryon takes Cathy to a school dance and when they arrive, Angela,...

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    In Chapter 5, Byron and Mark head to the hospital to visit their mother again and Bryon goes down to the snack bar to talk to Cathy. While Bryon is staring at Cathy, he begins to compare her to...

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  • That Was Then, This Is Now
    In Chapter 4, Bryon mentions that Mark was never really interested in learning how to read. Bryon then comments that Mark's inability to read well probably accounted for his poor grades. However,...

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    While Bryon and Mark are visiting their mother at the hospital, Bryon heads down to the snack bar to avoid talking to the young boy laying in the next room. As Bryon reads over the menu, he...

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  • That Was Then, This Is Now
    In Chapter 8, Mark tells Bryon that he knows where M&M is at, and they drive to an old part of town that used to be considered classy. When they arrive at a huge old home, Bryon notices that...

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  • That Was Then, This Is Now
    In Chapter 1, Mark, Bryon, and M&M hang out at a bowling alley for a little bit before M&M decides to walk home on his own. Bryon and Mark decide to catch up with M&M, and they notice...

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  • That Was Then, This Is Now
    M&M received help from Mark and Bryon after the Shepard boys and their gang wanted to beat him up. Mark, Byron and M&M hung out at Charlie’s bar, where Mark and Bryon hustled at the pool...

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    In That Was Then, This is Now, Bryon cannot accept Mark dealing drugs. Over the course of the narrative, Bryon's maturation makes him different than Mark. This is seen in how he gets a job and his...

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  • That Was Then, This Is Now
    While there are different themes in That Was Then, This Is Now, I think that one of the strongest is maturation. Byron's coming of age drives the story. At the start of the story, Byron and Mark...

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  • That Was Then, This Is Now
    The exposition is going to be your introduction. It is going to give background info on main characters. In That Was Then, This Is Now the reader is introduced to Mark and Bryon. We learn that...

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  • That Was Then, This Is Now
    On a very surface level the boys have the same mother—not the same biological mother, but the same mother who is raising them. Mark's parents killed each other in a drunken fight. Ever since...

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    First, let's deal with why your question is important. In the book That Was Then, This is Now, Bryon and Cathy are in a dating relationship. How Bryon treats Cathy, then, is of utmost importance....

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    Mike effectively saved the girl in the drugstore from being hassled, and potentially from much worse. Note how he reports to Mark and Bryon what happened and how he ended up in hospital. He watched...

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    Although Mark and Bryon have made money before from hustling at pool at Charlie's place, it is clear in the opening chapter that they are not going to be able to hustle anybody that night, as there...

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    Bryon says this after emotionally tending to Cathy. It becomes evident that she is worried about her brother and finds herself challenged by the situation regarding her brother's drug use. Bryon...

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    The climax to S. E. Hinton's teen novel That Was Then, This is Now, comes in Chapter 10 on the night that M&M is found. Bryon takes M&M to the hospital to be treated for his bad LSD trip....

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  • Reference
    Tim Shepard is a recurring character in Hinton's works. He is a gang leader in The Outsiders. One of Darry's best friends, Tim is focused on maintaining his gang and helping out the Greasers when...

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    One of the differences in attributes between Mark and Bryon is their sense of moral righteousness. Even in their penchant for mischief, there is a difference between them. Bryon's attributes...

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    The original question had to be edited. Examining how Bryon feels fundamentally alienated is one way in which Bryon could be seen as having lost at the end of the novel. Bryon loses at the end of...

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    In describing their days of being "inseparable troublemakers," Bryon distills their roles in the hustles they would perpetrate. The distinction in their partnership is that Bryon's role was not as...

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  • That Was Then, This Is Now
    The term "flower child" originated in the 1960s and referred to a group of peace-loving people who came to be known as "hippies." In That Was Then, This is Now, by S.E. Hinton, one of the...

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    One significant conflict is the growing change between Mark and Bryon. At first, "inseparable troublemakers," Bryon begins a process of distancing himself from Mark. Part of this comes out of his...

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  • That Was Then, This Is Now
    Bryon DouglasBryon Douglas is the narrator of the story, in which he tells how he and his foster brother, Mark, grew apart and how he made the decision to turn Mark in for dealing drugs. When they...

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