What is your opinion on Bryon's action for reporting Mark to the police in "That Was Then, This Is Now"?Angela told Bryon that what he did was low, but his mom told him that maybe juvenile...

What is your opinion on Bryon's action for reporting Mark to the police in "That Was Then, This Is Now"?

Angela told Bryon that what he did was low, but his mom told him that maybe juvenile authorities might help Mark.

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bmadnick eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a question that asks for an opinion, so you have to weigh one side against the other. Bryon and Mark have been friends for a long time, but Bryon realizes Mark is probably responsible for M&M's drug problems. He also realizes that Mark doesn't have a conscience or any sense of right and wrong. You must ask yourself whether Bryon's friendship is more important than doing the right thing. Should Bryon allow Mark to continue selling drugs? What would you do?

Go to the link below to review the events and the characters. You can then make your decision based on facts.

diephie15 | Student

uhm, im not positively sure, but Mark was also selling drugs to people at the place where M&M was living for a short time, when he ran away. So it was probably Mark that sold M&M some of the drugs.

didnt you read the book,mark told bryon,actually mark swore to bryon that he did not sell m&m any of the drugs,and he didnt take any of them either,and he tol bryon that he was gonna stop if bryon wanted him to

diephie15 | Student

Why was Mark responsible for M&M's drug problem?

bryon thought that mark was responsible but mark told him that he wasnt the one that sold the drugs to m&m but bryon still let the authorities take him

diephie15 | Student

i screamed while i was reading it cuz i was just so pissed that bryon would do something like this to mark.thats when i started to really hate his character,and i never liked cathy anyways cuz she was a little bet of a know it all and a bet stuborn

klovey123 | Student

uhm, im not positively sure, but Mark was also selling drugs to people at the place where M&M was living for a short time, when he ran away. So it was probably Mark that sold M&M some of the drugs.

fuzzysocks | Student

Why was Mark responsible for M&M's drug problem?

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