In my book, Sign of the Beaver, Matt an English teenage settler befriends and Indian named Attean. I found this book interesting because during this tIn my book, Sign of the Beaver, Matt an English teenage settler befriends and Indian named Attean. I found this book interesting because during this time the English and the Indians had a relationship that could best be described as fighting. I couldn’t get over the fact that Matt seemed to be realizing slowly that he wasn’t just bonding with Attean but slowly growing the relationship of a friend. Once Matt started to get to know Attean, through Attean’s father, the boys started to do things together. Attean taught Matt to hunt and trap. Matt taught Attean to speak English. They bonded further when Attean invited Matt to a tribal celebration. Sharing these experiences made Matt comfortable with Attean and he knew he had someone he could count on. He felt less alone in the wilderness. Also he had someone to rely on. I think this friendship was odd was because of their races. This friendship would be crazy because Attean was an Indian. It’s like a white man becoming friends with a African American man during civil rights. Everything going on around them was against it but neither if them let that affect them. I didn’t see much of that but I could tell from the first time Matt met Attean that he had never had an Indian as a best friend before. In fact he never knew why. That’s one of the reasons I think this author did that. Not just to express how strange this relationship was for this time but too also show how easy it was for people of two different cultures could become friends and be okay with it. Finally I think matt realized this friendship was different than others because he didn’t end up caring that Attean was an Indian he was just concentrated on him being a friend and a good one at that. I felt that Matt found the true meaning of friendship to him. That’s what I got from this book. Someone you think is an enemy becomes a friend. ...more
Why is Jason's mom so damn protective. All Catherine was doing sketching him, it's not like she was commenting or laughing at him. Besides she didn'tWhy is Jason's mom so damn protective. All Catherine was doing sketching him, it's not like she was commenting or laughing at him. Besides she didn't even know if he enjoyed getting sketched. Jason just told his mom that Catherine was sketching him. He never said that he was upset. I suppose she just thought that, because of how mad Jason was that she didn't buy him that guitar. She shouldn't have assumed that. Then the way she talked to Catherine was just plain old meaning. She could have just asked Catherine to stop. She didn't have to get angry.
I guess she thought Catherine was doing something Jason minded. I just don't remember a mother of a disodered child ever being mean. In the fifth grade there was someone in my grade with a disorder. She learned at a much slower pace then the rest of us. Sometimes her mom would have to come and help her with things that her teacher couldn't help her with. I remember how here mother never got angry at anything. She was always so calm and nice to everyone else.
Jason's mom just jumped on Catherine's throat immediately. Without out give Catherine a chance to explain herself. She didn't even know if Jason's minded. I find it way too protective , because even though Jason has a disorder, he still thinks,and feels like a regular human being. his mom didn't have to pounce in and be so much like a wall/ shield from Catherine. She already has a brother that's Autistic. The mom should have just asked instead of trying to cut throat. ...more