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In the short story The Treasure of Lemon Brown Walter Dean Myers illustrates dont judge a book by its cover Many people in the world say false information about other people that isnt true This was shown in the homeless man Greg met Lemon Brown and it was also shown in some of the scalawags outside of the abandon tenementFirst Lemon Brown presumes that young people are threats Greg a boy that stormed out of his house because he was mad at his dad went to an abandon tenement After he hears a noise he enters a room to try to find out what it is He sees Lemon Brown a houseless man who used to be a blues player and gets scared You aint one of them bad boys looking for my treasure is youPage 150 Lemon Brown accused Greg of being a bad boy and a thief before knowing any information on himSecondly one of the reasons why he thinks young people are threats is because it has happened to him before Outside the old tenement building the 3 scalawags heard Lemon Brown talking about a treasure Hey rag man we know youre in here What you got under them rags You got any moneyPage 152 We heard you talking about your treasurePage 153 Since the guys knew that he was homeless they called him rag man because he used lots of rags to keep himself warm The scalawags went looking for him furiously One of the scalawags yelled out Throw down your money old man so I wont have to bash your head inPage 154 The scalawags called Lemon Brown old man and rag man which is disrespectful to call a person If they would have known Lemon Brown better they would have taken back those wordsMany people cast judgments on a person before the met himher Walter Dean Myers gives this trait to many characters throughout his story The Treasure of
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