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Tears of a Tiger

Andy is unhappy with his parents. Andy doesn't think his mother even notices what he does. She never makes the basketball games, and always has an excuse for not attending his events. When his...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2011 6:00 am UTC

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The theme of this novel is guilt and the way people can deal with emotions caused by traumatic events. Andy Jackson, who is 17 and is on the Hazelwood High School basketball team, accidentally...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2016 3:10 pm UTC

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During his second visit to his psychologist, Andy recounts having visited the school counselor once for graduation requirements, and it was not a productive encounter for him. There was a...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2019 4:28 am UTC

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The three boys, Andy, Tyrone, and B.J., were in the car with Robbie and have the most intense reactions. Andy, obviously, is devastated and overcome with guilt. He cannot get Robbie out of his...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2012 8:29 am UTC

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One of the most important lessons that the book teaches students is that it's ok to be open about your emotions. Andy has been deeply traumatized by the tragic death of his close friend Robbie in a...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2020 10:29 am UTC

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Rob and Andy had been best friends since seventh grade. They would always spend the day at the mall together, and the Christmas season was no different. Andy tells Dr. Carruthers, his...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2013 10:54 pm UTC

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Gerald's scar comes from parental abuse. Draper includes this to highlight the theme of distance between parents and children. Parents are shown to be detached from the reality of their children....

Latest answer posted November 17, 2013 1:47 pm UTC

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The messages of Tears of a Tiger are that drinking and driving is destructive behavior and that healing is a complicated process that involves lots of support. After Robbie is killed in the wreck,...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2019 7:15 pm UTC

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I can give you some study questions based on the test I have given on the book. 1. Why did the car burn the night of the accident? 2. Why didn't Gerald go with them the night of the accident? 3....

Latest answer posted January 17, 2013 7:50 pm UTC

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When Keisha wrote an essay on “the Importance of Friendship”, she says, “Without friends, life would be boring, lonely, and meaningless. “ (pg 117) Keisha sees the importance of a good...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2016 3:44 am UTC

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Under the heading Teen Basketball Star Killed in Fiery Crash, the newspaper report sets out the details relating to Robbie's tragic death. It says that Robert Washington, 17, captain of the...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2019 4:39 am UTC

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The external conflict is that Andrew has killed his best friend, Rob Washington, in a car accident because he was drunk. Their lives have been tied together since seventh grade. He now has to deal...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2011 11:10 pm UTC

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The novel mostly takes place at the Hazelwood Highschool from November 2nd to May the 15th, as the school tries to recover from the death of a popular student called Robert Washington. Like she...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2019 3:22 pm UTC

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Sharon Draper wrote Tears of a Tiger as a personal challenge to herself. She had been teaching high school and middle school for many years and just knew she "could write a book that they would...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2012 3:19 pm UTC

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Andy's trying hard to put a brave face on his intense emotional pain. At the school talent contest, he's the life and soul of the party, cracking jokes and seemingly enjoying himself. Much to the...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2019 7:32 am UTC

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YOu did not give the title of the book, but I am "assuming" that it is Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper. Andy is having a hard time dealing with the death of his best friend, Robbie Washington,...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2011 11:11 am UTC

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In Sharon M. Draper’s novel, Tears of a Tiger, Andrew “Andy” Jackson must deal with the death of Robbie Washington. Through flashbacks, Andy’s guilt is expressed. Andy must accept responsibility...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2019 10:34 pm UTC

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We learn why Ms. Blackwell thinks that Macbeth's death was inevitable when she answers Marcus's question at the beginning of the chapter titled "'Macbeth Lesson in English Class." Marcus asks if...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2021 10:06 am UTC

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Andy's internal conflict is guilt. He was the cause of Robbie's death. He lived and Rob died. He feels that Rob had more potential on the basketball court and in the classroom than he did and...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2011 9:15 am UTC

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Andy says that the reason the basketball team won their first game after the car accident in which one of their players (Rob) died was because Rob's parents were in attendance. Andy tells the coach...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2019 12:46 am UTC

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Andy clearly exhibited symptoms of major depression in the novel. For example, Andy was constantly plagued by feelings of guilt and hopelessness. He told his coach after a winning game that he...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2017 10:39 pm UTC

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In the book Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper, the protagonist is a teenager named Andy Jackson. He is the main character, and the character who struggles after a car wreck kills his good...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2015 9:49 pm UTC

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Sharon M. Draper's Tears of a Tiger makes use of different accounts and literary styles to push the story forward. It presents its characters from various angles with different levels of...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2019 1:24 pm UTC

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The answer to your question can be found in the chapter called "How Am I Supposed to Write Poetry?." The first answer we see to this question is the one that Andy tells his English teacher, which...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2021 8:51 am UTC

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Andy hopes for a snow day because he wants to avoid facing his teachers, coaches, and peers at school. Andy’s decision to drive drunk led to a horrific car accident. While Andy and two other boys...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2019 2:39 pm UTC

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Andy feels a genuine sense of disconnect from his parents, and the tragedy of the car accident and Rob's death has widened the gulf between them. Andy feels particularly that his parents do not...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2012 10:22 pm UTC

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The four boys in the car accident were Andy, Robert, BJ, and Tyrone. We first hear of the attraction between Tyrone and Rhonda before the car accident. Tyrone left the locker room early to see if...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2012 6:44 pm UTC

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Andy wants everyone to think that he is handling his problems. He is having bad dreams. Rob comes to him in those dreams and tells him to join him in death. He doesn't tell anyone. He does take...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2012 7:11 am UTC

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As Andy tells his psychiatrist last Christmas was especially hard for him. This is because it reminded him of the tragic loss of his close friend Rob. Andy would normally do a bunch of stuff with...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2019 9:20 am UTC

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The answer to your question can be found in Andy's conversation with his psychologist on January 12th. The therapist asks him if he ever has moments when he feels out of touch with reality, and...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2021 7:49 am UTC

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The title of this chapter foreshadows Andy's tragic suicide. Andy has been finding it increasingly hard to live with the emotional pain caused by the fatal auto accident that claimed his friend...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 5:01 am UTC

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Keisha understands that Andy's depression is so deep because he lost such a good friend. Having to write an essay about friendship, thinking about her own friends and the fun things they do...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2009 12:29 am UTC

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In Sharon M. Draper's Tears of a Tiger, Robert Washington is a popular high school basketball player who tragically dies in a drunk driving accident. He was handsome and ambitious, standing at over...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2020 7:29 pm UTC

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I teach this book to my Junior class and the first time I read it I was surprised at his punishment. In the state of Illinois (where I hail from), if someone is injured in a drunk driving scenario,...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2010 4:40 am UTC

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In the Chapter entitled, "Private Pain," in this first of Sharon Draper's trilogy about Hazelwood High School, Andy returns from the talent show, and his mother greets him, asking how the show...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2013 7:11 am UTC

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Andy identifies with a tiger after Monty draws one in class. The tiger in the picture is crying, which neatly expresses how Andy feels inside after the auto accident that claimed the life of his...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 5:55 am UTC

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As a counselor Mrs. Thorne is supposed to maintain patient confidentiality at all times. Yet when talking to Tyrone and B.J. she lets slip the fact that Andy's receiving counseling for the...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2019 7:57 am UTC

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No one person can take responsibility for Andy's death. No one person could have saved him either. It is a combination of things that lead Andy to his ultimate choice. Parents: The parents just...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2012 12:29 pm UTC

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Andrew Jackson’s various teachers, coaches, and counselors all take different approaches as to why they believe that Andy can deal with and overcome his problems. Sheila, Andrew’s history teacher,...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2021 4:33 pm UTC

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On the face of it, it appears that Andy has gotten over the trauma of losing his friend Robbie in an auto wreck. To the outside world, he's always smiling and cheerful, which convinces his parents,...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2019 9:29 am UTC

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That Andy is the protagonist in Tears of a Tiger is fairly obvious. What's less obvious is the identity of the story's antagonist. In addition to the excellent suggestions made by previous...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2019 9:19 am UTC

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The chapter that this question is asking about is chapter 10. The chapter narrates the big basketball game, and readers start watching the game with about four minutes to go, and Andy's team is...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2020 3:10 pm UTC

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Rhonda is angry that Rob died. She had been a witness to a conversation the boys had the previous day. It was a dark day, one with plenty of snow, and Gerald was talking about how the trees...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2011 12:47 pm UTC

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Andy and his friends Robbie, B.J, and Tyrone have just won a high-school basketball game, and they all decide to celebrate with some beers. Spirits are uncrushable until Andy accidentally swerves...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2019 7:32 pm UTC

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Great praise for this book emanates from many a ninth grader who has read it because it touches them emotionally as they tend to identify with characters in the novel.. Draper's Tears of a Tiger...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2011 10:15 am UTC

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When Andy's friend, Robert Washington, is killed in an automobile accident, Andy has a difficult time processing and accepting his friend's death. He blames himself for not being able to save...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2015 5:16 pm UTC

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As a teenager confronting a life changing event that leaves him depressed and desolate, Andy's personal views of life, death, sadness, and depression are proportional to his state of mind. The...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2021 9:54 pm UTC

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Andy thinks his father likes to hunt because he's the proud owner of a hunting rifle. This is the very same rifle with which Andy will tragically take his own life. There's something eerily...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 8:10 am UTC

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How about using the theme of suicidal thoughts and actions? This is most definitely a theme in Tears of a Tiger. I will fully explain this theme (as well as give you some examples) and then I...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2015 2:25 pm UTC

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This quote is part of a conversation between Andy, Rob, and Gerald in the locker room after the basketball game. They were all in a good mood and teasing one another. Andy, Rob, Tyrone, and B.J....

Latest answer posted September 19, 2011 10:01 am UTC

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