scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,570
Growing Up Bronx Masquerade is about problems young teenagers have to face while finding themselves In this book people change the way they look act and even think to feel like they fit in These teenagers mimic people they look up to or think cool because of their fear of being themselves During these adolescent years many kids have low self-confidence andor self-esteem so they give up easily and believe others are better than them This book takes a turn when the teacher introduces poetry to the class The kids learn how to express their feelings through many different ways one being poetry When someone has self-confidence they have a stronger belief in themselves and in what their trying to achieve in life Nikki Grimes writes this novel to show how hard people try to please everyone but themselves just to fit in until they realize theyre most important in life Grimes seems to believe that people will change the way they look or act to feel comfortable inwith their surroundings because if they change who they are then theyre not being themselves For example a conversation between Devon a character in the book and his homeys Yo Devon where you going I tell him Im heading for the gym to meet Coach and work on my lay-up Then once theyre out the door I cut upstairs to the library to sneak a read 30 In this dialogue Grimes is showing how people hide themselves because of their differences This quote supports the authors reason for writing the book in that people will act differently around others because of the fear of rejection In another Sheila Gamberoni an Italian girl in the book wants to change her name to Natalina In this conversation Grimes shows the extent of change people will go to in order to feel like they fit in Sheila is standing in line to get her lunchAfricana name Puh-leeze Maloney 2 Aint
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA