I Wanted To Run Faster Than The Speed Of Hope In A Mockingbird Analysis

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Quote-”I wanted to run faster than the speed of sound, but nobody, no matter how much pain they’re in, can run that fast. So I heard the boom of my father’s rifle when he shot my bestfriend.” Page 14, Chapter 2
Arnold doesn’t come across much hope in the reservation, between his differences and the hopelessness shared between everyone. Arnold’s dog was his one of the only ounces of hope in his life. When his dad went to shoot the dog, it was like taking away a part of Arnold, but Arnold believed if he ran fast enough he could make the truth go away. I was saddened to hear that they could not afford a vet trip and had to put the dog down.

Quote-”I am zero on the rez. And if you subtract zero from zero, you still have zero. So what’s the point of subtracting when the answer is always the
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Arnold’s dog was his only true best friend, losing him left Arnold with no one, he was closer to the dog than Rowdy. I am shocked to learn of Arnold’s thoughts, I did not think he would think react this way towards the loss. I do not believe Arnold will commit suicide, the quote hints toward him thinking about it, but then Arnold comes to realize that solves nothing.

Quote- “Where is hope?" I asked. "Who has hope?"
"Son," Mr. P said. "You 're going to find more and more hope the farther and farther you walk away from this sad, sad, sad reservation." Page 43, Chapter 5.
Everyone on the reservation has lost hope, Mr. P is trying to make Arnold realize that he has a chance out of the reservation. I predict that Arnold will leave the reservation for good based on what Mr. P tells him. If I were Arnold, I would be apprehensive because Arnold hit Mr. P. Mr. P could be trying to get back at him by giving him false hope, and no one that Arnold knows has left the reservation.

Quote- “Come on,” I said. “Who has the most hope?” “White kids,” my parents said at the same time. Page 45, Chapter

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