What are four adjectives to describe Kenny in The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963?
Kenny emerges an essentially good person, but he also seems like a real person—not some abstracted symbol of virtue. Many of the situations in which Christopher Paul Curtis places Kenny reveal his true personality after it has been obscured by uncharacteristic behavior. In his interactions with Rufus, for example, the author shows that Kenny is loyal. Although he treated the other boy unkindly at first, he realizes that following the crowd is not what he wants to do—he ends up sticking with his friend.
Kenny is precocious : not only is he an avid reader but he is also ahead of his class at school, which the other kids often resent. He learns to stick with his...
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