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    S.E. Hinton examines several themes throughout the novel That Was Then, This Is Now, but the most significant theme deals with relationships. She explores relationships, in particular, Mark and...

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    At the end of the novel, Bryon goes to visit Mark, who is in a reformatory. While Bryon is sitting across from Mark in a visiting room, Bryon says Mark looks hard and sinister. Bryon asks Mark how...

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    In Chapter 4, Bryon and Mark are reminiscing about playing as children and getting into trouble with their friends when they were young. Mark then asks Bryon if he ever gets the feeling that things...

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    In Chapter 2, Bryon and Mark visit their mother in the hospital, and she tells them to go over and visit the boy in the next room because nobody has come to see him. Initially, Bryon refuses to...

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    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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    Bryon learned from Mark that one's actions can negatively affect other people and that consequences are essential in teaching individuals the difference between right and wrong. At the beginning of...

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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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    In Chapter 11, Bryon is laying down reading a book when his mother says to him, "Bryon, you got even with Mark for Cathy, then you got even with Cathy for Mark. When are you going to stop getting...

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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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    In the 2008 edition of the novel That Was Then, This Is Now published by Speak, there are seventeen pages in Chapter 2. The first page of the chapter begins on page 25, and the last page of the...

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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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    Bryon is amused and impressed with Mark's ability to get away with anything. Mark's humorous personality and likability allow him to get away with things that typical individuals would get punished...

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    In Chapter 4, Bryon describes his high school and mentions that it is a big school where students come from two drastically different areas. The poorer students were considered greasers, while the...

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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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    In Chapter 6, Bryon, Cathy, Mark, and M&M go for a drive down the Ribbon and hang out together. While they are sitting at a red light, a person in the car to the left of them makes an obscene...

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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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    In the novel That Was Then, This Is Now, Bryon meets and falls in love Cathy Carlson. Cathy is M&M's sister who recently moved back in town and works at a snack bar in the local hospital. Bryon...

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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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    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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    Mark is jealous of Cathy because his best friend, Bryon, spends most of his time with her. Before Bryon fell in love with Cathy, he and Mark were inseparable. Mark and Bryon spent most of their...

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    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 literature, a protagonist is the main character of the novel. Bryon and Mark could both be considered protagonists in the novel That Was Then, This Is Now because they are both the central...

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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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    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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    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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    In Chapter 5, Bryon visits Cathy at work and buys her a Coke while she is on her break. Bryon begins to mention how he keeps comparing Cathy to his ex-girlfriend, Angela Shepard. Byron says that...

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    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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    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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    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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    Shortly after arriving at the school dance, Mark calls Bryon and Cathy over, and they begin talking. After Mark and Ponyboy walk away, Cathy comments that she forgot how beautiful Mark was. She...

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    In Chapter 2, Bryon and Mark go to the hospital to see their mother, and she tells them to visit the boy across the hall because nobody has come to see him. Mark volunteers to visit with the boy...

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