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Why does M&M become upset when Mark suggests to Bryon that they beat up a black man?

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s-bode55 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 16, 2007 at 7:16 AM via web

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Why does M&M become upset when Mark suggests to Bryon that they beat up a black man?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted December 16, 2007 at 7:48 AM (Answer #1)

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Mark and Bryon have just rescued M&M from being beaten up by Curly Shepard and his gang. When Mark suggests that they jump a black man, M&M is angry. He points out that they have just rescued him from being beaten up because he was different from Curly and his gang, and now Mark and Bryon want to jump a black man for being different from them. M&M is upset at the hypocrisy they are showing.

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drewbnntt | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 11, 2008 at 12:57 AM (Answer #2)

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M&M is upset because Mark and Ryan just saved him from being jumped because he is different. M&M is angry because they are about to do the same thing when they see the black man. He states they Mark and Ryan are no different then Curly and his gang.  

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icoconut | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 5, 2008 at 3:33 AM (Answer #3)

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M&M gets upset since he just almost got beat up because he was different. Mark and Byron would be beatting up the black guy for the same reason. M&M knows how it feels to be different, he doesn't want to get beat up for it, neither does the black guy.

 

It would also be racist, btw o.o

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