The Symbolism Of Chris Crutcher's Whale Talk

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If you want a book that relates to real life issues whale talk is the perfect book. This book is banned in many schools for its use of language and expression of racism, it is one of the most real books I have read. Chris Crutcher wrote Whale talk to shed light on a few dark social issues such as bullying and racism, show the irony of society, and last but not least show us there is always hope.

Chris Crutcher wrote Whale talk to shed light on a few dark social issues such as bullying and racism, show the irony of society, and last but not least show us there is always hope. T.J., he is bullied for being mixed he is African American, Japanese and white. T.J. is the only one of his race at Cutter High. Heidi herself is a big symbol of
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T.J.’s Dad is a genuinely great person and he suffers every day from an accident he made in his early life. He ran over and killed an infant by mistake. Rich Marshall is a terrible person and shows no remorse for any of the mistakes in life, even though he is in some way end the future of a child or at least trying to. Swim team agreed to give letter jackets to all qualifying athletes on the swim team and then after everyone on the team made the requirements, they pulled back on their deal and decided swimming wasn't a respected enough sport to qualify to receive letter jackets. The requirements were to beat their swim times every race. The Athletics board and the school were using T.J. to receive the all-sports athlete award so the school would have bragging rights.The board of athletic directors only approved the swim team getting letter jackets so T.J. would play …show more content…
Show us there is always hope. T.J.’s dad after years of suffering because of his horrible accident involving the death of an infant felt that he was finally redeemed by saving Heidi. Evidence 3b: Mike showed up at the funeral crying because his girlfriend left him, he saw his dad kill a good person, and he saw how his dad’s behavior and temper landed him in prison. Knowing he was a mini version of rich this worried Mike and gave him the wake-up call he desperately needed, that if he didn’t want the same pathetic life, his dad lived, he would have to change his ways and become a better more productive member of society. Mike actually apologized to T.J. at his dad’s funeral. Heidi despite the years of abuse and mental torture from her father rich marshal turned her life around. The first sign in the book that Heidi was going to be alright is when she spills her french fries and begins to cry, everyone else in the family spills them and laughs and eats them anyway. French fries are a simple thing that will now always bring Heidi joy.

Chris Crutcher wrote Whale talk to shed light on a few dark social issues such as bullying and racism, show the irony of society, and last but not least show us there is always hope. If you want a book that relates to real life issues whale talk is the perfect book.

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