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The Misfits

The last character in the Gang of Five in James Howe's Misfits is... unknown. The four actual gang members, Joe, Bobby, Addie and Skeezie call themselves the Gang of Five partly to confuse the...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2019 9:39 am UTC

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Bobby Goodspeed is one of the main characters of The Misfits. He is twelve years old, in seventh grade, and part of the Gang of Five, alongside his friends Addie, Joe, and Skeezie. (There are only...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2018 2:04 pm UTC

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Skeezie is a kid who likes to dress like a 50's tough guy but who has a complicated home life. He cultivates the image of the rebel, but in reality, he is confused about his identity. When people...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2019 2:30 pm UTC

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The Misfits is primarily concerned with the theme of children's rights as civil rights (according to the US Constitution) and human rights. As one of the teachers is determined to block students...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2019 4:58 pm UTC

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The saying that "10% of life is what happens to you, and 90% of life is what you're going to do with or about it" is not a new one, nor is it exclusive to The Misfits by James Howe. It is, however,...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2013 9:38 pm UTC

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Asking who the main character is in The Misfits is a lot like asking who the main character of the X-Men is. You can't really do it, because the X-Men are nothing without the full group, and the...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2016 9:38 pm UTC

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The main changes that Bobby undergoes are becoming a more compassionate person and becoming an activist, both of which change his future path. Working for Mr. Kellerman, Bobby had thought primarily...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2019 6:34 am UTC

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The Misfits is set in the town of Paintbrush Falls, New York. Paintbrush Falls is a fictional town, though according to the author, James Howe, it is based on the real town of Winston, New York,...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2019 10:18 pm UTC

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Internal conflicts stand at the very heart of James Howe's novel The Misfits. Before we talk about these conflicts, let's be sure we know what an internal conflict actually is. An internal conflict...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2021 2:25 pm UTC

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In an earlier chapter, Bobby had watched from a safe distance as Skeezie put something through the slots of someone's locker. Whatever Skeezie's had put into that locker, he was certainly very...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2020 11:32 am UTC

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Bobby, Skeezie, Joe, and Addie are misfits because they are seen as outsiders in the seventh grade social world. The four who form "the gang of five" are different than the prevailing social order....

Latest answer posted August 29, 2015 1:52 pm UTC

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The Misfits was written by James Howe. One of the main characters, Bobby, works as a tie salesman at a department store. He works diligently there to earn an income. He has had a rough childhood,...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2019 12:25 am UTC

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The narrator doesn't go into enough detail about Kevin's character or background for the reader to make any sound judgement of why he makes fun of other people. He does do it a lot and at times...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2019 5:28 pm UTC

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About halfway through the book, Joe tells Skeezie and Bobby that he is gay—and he has a crush on Colin Briggs, the athletic popular boy whom Bobby originally selected to run for secretary on the...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2018 3:17 pm UTC

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Bobby gains confidence throughout the book. When the opportunity to give a speech in front of the entire school presented itself, he was hesitant, nervous. However, he worked up the courage. The...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2015 5:57 am UTC

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If I were in seventh grade again, I bet I would want to be friends with Joe. I admire his bravery as a gay middle schooler, especially since this was written eighteen years ago. Gay students still...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2019 11:41 pm UTC

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One of the primary motivations that exist in Howe's work is to understand individuals as human beings. Bobby comes up with this realization when talking about Mr. Kellerman: "because when you get...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2013 2:13 am UTC

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James Howe's novel, The Misfits, centers around four friends who are social outsiders: Bobby, Skeezie, Joe, and Addie. They refer to themselves as the Gang of Five, even though there are only four...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020 4:01 pm UTC

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Each member of Bobby's group is considered an outcast because they do not conform to the expectations of society. In middle school, many students try desperately to fit in so as not to draw...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2018 2:00 pm UTC

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The well-meaning but slightly condescending Addie is trying to build a third party system at school. Ms. Wyman advises Addie to work within the system, but Addie refuses. She wants DuShawn to run...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2019 6:16 am UTC

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Finding words that are challenging is, in itself, challenging because everyone has a different threshold for vocabulary. Selecting words of importance might be meaningful here. One such word...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2013 1:43 am UTC

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