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Rufus Henry does not die at the end of the story. Rufus shows that a change has occurred within him when there is trouble at the dance and he goes to Alex for help and guidance, instead of his...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2008, 12:55 am (UTC)

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Alex Robbins is the social worker who helps Rufus Henry overcome some of his problems. In the beginning of Chapter 10, we see Alex for the first time. The author describes him there. He says that...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2010, 6:37 am (UTC)

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The question of how Alex is going to help Rufus was just asked a few days ago. Here's a link. If you look at that answer, it should help you be able to write a monologue for Alex. You can see that...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2010, 8:04 am (UTC)

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I think that there are some ways in which the movie and the novel are similar to one another. First of all, both are set (probably) in inner cities in California (Bonham doesn't say where exactly...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2010, 8:03 am (UTC)

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Despite the obvious similarity of both works discussing teenage involvement in gangs, there are many other comparison points between the film and novel. First, both discuss the difficulties of...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2010, 4:30 am (UTC)

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Rufus's mother, no kidding, is Mrs. Henry, that's it. She is a thin, dark brown woman, who loves Rufus, but is ashamed of his poor behavior. Janet is Rufus's twelve-year-old sister and Curtis is...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2007, 11:47 am (UTC)

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I loved this book when I was young... To me, you can say that Rufus Henry is a hero because he overcomes many of his difficulties and looks like he is (by the end of the book) on his way to...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2010, 11:56 am (UTC)

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Just looking at what his mother says (and what the narrator says about her) in the book, you can get some ideas. First of all, she is somewhat ashamed of Rufus being a "jailbird." Second, she is...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2010, 10:04 am (UTC)

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The manager of Club Chic is Mr. Bartell, a "gray haired, aristocratic-looking Negro with a sharp eye" (Chapter 28), who also runs a record shop on Durango Street. Although the story takes place...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2007, 10:27 am (UTC)

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