Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Character Analysis

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Have you ever read a book that was completely ordinary? Well, the book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, written by Jeff Kinney is just that kind of book. It is a novel without suspense, without high-adventure and with a so-so plot. It is a story of an ordinary middle school aged boy named Greg Heffley and his normal day to day life. Luckily, Jeff Kinney has a special talent to turn a typical teenager’s life into non-stop chuckles. Through humor, the author gives dimension to the main character's life using comic situations and childlike antics.
Jeff Kinney’s ability to expose the humor in comic situations is exceptional. For example, when Greg’s grandmother invites her family to Easter dinner, no one can make it. She then goes out and
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The first childish act that the author includes a picture of a bent arm. The teachers thinks that it looks like a butt, so they disqualify the team and threaten to call their parents about the inappropriate picture. Luckily, the kid's arm has a mole like the picture, so they do not get in trouble. Another example of Kinney's use of immature humor is when the students are at a school sleepover and they keep on farting in their sleeping bags. The teachers say if they have to fart, they should go behind the curtain. Of course, most of the guys abuse this rule and go behind the curtain to make fart noises. One kid even goes into the band room and gets a tuba and blows on it, creating a really big “fart”. The last common childlike act is when Greg counts down from ten to his dad. Most parents do this to their children, but Kinney reverses this you- better-comply tactic used by parents, illustrating how ridiculous it is. Jeff Kinney’s ability to relate his characters to his readers though humor is remarkable.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth is a simple book. There are no real highs or extreme lows. The plot just rolls along with the life and times of a middle school boy- a plot that anyone has ever been or known a middle school aged boy can easily understand. Jeff Kinney’s special knack of tweaking and bringing ordinary teenage antics and childlike actions to life through humor is extremely effective. The ordinary can be extraordinarily

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