What changed about Bobbie at the end of The Misfits?

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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 about the difficulties of his situation as a child with his first paid job and had understood the adult’s...

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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 about the difficulties of his situation as a child with his first paid job and had understood the adult’s actions only in relation to being a supervisor. When he learns that his boss has lost his mother, he realizes that he is a person too. This change is related to the development of Bobby’s activism at school. He and his friends take on the cause of ending bullying by creating a political party that opposes name calling. He persuades Addie and the others to make it their platform and then writes and presents a speech about the issue. Bobby not only extends himself to understand another person but also develops confidence in standing up for himself and others. We learn at the end that this entry into politics led to his becoming a senator.

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