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Miracle's Boys

Jacqueline Woodson's novel Miracle's Boys centers around three orphaned African American and Puerto Rican brothers: Ty'ree, Charlie, and Lafayette. The novel focuses on the individual struggles of...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020 4:44 pm UTC

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Miracle's Boys

In Jacqueline Woodson's novel Miracle's Boys, Lafayette begins seeing psychologist Dr. Vernon in chapter eleven. His Aunt Cecile takes him in the beginning. There are two main ways that Dr. Vernon...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2018 6:16 pm UTC

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Miracle's Boys

There are various types of conflict in Jacqueline Woodson's novel, Miracle's Boys. Man versus man, man versus self, man versus society, and man versus fate are all present to some degree. However,...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020 2:54 pm UTC

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Miracle's Boys

Twenty-two-year-old Ty'ree Bailey is the oldest of three brothers. When their mother dies, he gives up his dream of going to MIT (and even a scholarship) to take full custody of his two younger...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2021 8:18 pm UTC

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Ty’ree, the oldest of the three brothers, feels guilty about their father's death. In particular, he thinks about his final interactions with their father, as he was the only one present when he...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 2:02 am UTC

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In Jacqueline Woodson's novel Miracle's Boys, the opening chapters reveal that Charlie (whom Lafayette, the narrator, dubs Newcharlie) blames Lafayette for his mother's death. Charlie has just...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2019 4:16 am UTC

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In Jacqueline Woodson's novel Miracle's Boys, Lafayette, the narrator and youngest of the three brothers, confronts Aaron on the basketball court in chapter seventeen. He states in that chapter...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2019 11:29 pm UTC

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Before you identify the causes of the main conflict in Miracle’s Boys, you should probably establish the main conflict of the story. It seems safe to say that the main conflict involves Newcharlie...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020 5:06 pm UTC

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As one can well imagine, it's very difficult for Ty'ree to talk about the tragic death of his late father. What compounds the issue is the fact that Ty'ree still feels somehow responsible for his...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2020 2:26 pm UTC

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Once upon a time, Charlie was quite a sweet kid, a kid who would weep over a wounded dog if he saw one on the street. But now, after spending two years in Rahway, a notorious juvenile detention...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2021 12:28 pm UTC

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This is an interesting question. I think that most young people do take their parents for granted in some ways. I would argue that in this novel, each of the boys loved their parents. Their...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2018 3:46 pm UTC

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Miracle's Boys

Lafayette is the narrator in Jacqueline Woodson's novel Miracle's Boys, and the youngest of the three brothers: Ty'ree, Charlie, and Lafayette. Lafayette refers to Charlie, the middle brother, as...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2021 4:37 pm UTC

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Lafayette wants to protect Charlie to stop his life from spiraling even further out of control. Although Charlie is older than Lafayette, he's considerably less mature, always getting into trouble...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2020 11:56 am UTC

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Lafayette feels deep remorse for the changes in his brother Charlie, with whom he was once close. He mourns not only how the other boy has become distant from him but also the other’s apparent loss...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2019 1:35 pm UTC

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In Jacqueline Woodson's novel Miracle's Boys, Lafayette tells us that his older brother Charlie puts all kinds of plants in the windows of the apartment. He prunes them, waters them, feeds them,...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2021 6:15 pm UTC

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Lafayette's noticed some major personality changes in Charlie since his mother passed away. In fact, it's like he's a different person, so much so that Lafayette starts calling him "Newcharlie" to...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019 6:25 am UTC

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