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Piri Thomas was the narrator of the autobiography Down These Mean Streets It is the story of a boy who grew up through a life of drugs crime and jail to become a man This made us get into his thoughts and see what he saw This paper tells about the message that Piri Thomas is trying to get across to his readers The book has a main message this paper will try and make it easier to understand what this message is All the things that happen in the book eventually lead to one main message That message is take what life gives you and try to make the best of it and if you can not try again One example of this is when Piri was very young with his friends Him and his friends all knew that they were fast and could steal really easy They decided to make the best of their skills and start their own little lemonade buisness They needed materials and they went to the local supermarket and stole as much as they could and a pitcher With the skill that they had Piri decided to use their skills again and rob another supermarket It was a hot day and they made the best of it by selling lemonade They were all good at stealing and they made the best of that by stealing lots and lots of stuff to make lemonade Then they did it again Another time when they used that message was the time after he got out on parole He tried making the best of the situation that he had on jail but it was not good enough for the parole board He tried again just like his message says He tried as hard as he could to have good behavior He stayed out of trouble no matter how hard he wanted to do what the other guys were doing When a riot
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