August Pullman Character Analysis

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In the novel Wonder, August Pullman said “And I feel like an ordinary kid. Inside. But I know ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away at the playground. I know ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go.” August had never been to school. He’s always been homeschooled He’s never been to school because his face is deformed. So when he goes to school for the first time he get made fun of. Everyone judged him, and because of a snap judgment almost everyone was rude to him.Towards the end people start to realize he’s not so bad. They start to realize that he’s actually really funny and nice. Even though kids changed their kids about August, he was bullied at Beecher Prop because of his appearance, herd mentality, and fear. First of all, August was bullied because of his appearance. In the article “A Teen and a Trolley Reveal Society’s Dark Side”, it shows that people are biased towards people's appearances. In the trolley experiment, which is an experiment where people could not flip a switch and let five people die, or flip the switch and only kill one person. They went would do, but they would change it up a few times. In one of the experiments they put a normal girl on the …show more content…
Based on the research from “Why Do People Follow The Crowd”, people tend to do what other people do so they don’t get singled out. There is proven research that when someone tries to not conform the fear center of their brain lights up. It proves that people fear being different, and not doing what everyone else is doing. In Wonder Jack Will does the same thing. On Halloween Jack is hanging out with some of the people who bully Auggie. Then he says some really mean things about Auggie. Jack did it because he thought the other kids were going to bully him because he was friends with August. Jack Will’s brain reacted like everyone else’s does. He was just

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