The Contender Essays

The Contender

The Contender is a book about a young black boy named Alfred Brooks, growing up in a poor part of New York. Alfred is faced with a struggle inside himself to become a better person. Alfred does not want to be just another “good little slave”, but he doesn’t want to find himself in trouble with...

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The Contender: Alfred's Character Shaped by Environment

Enviornment Shapes Character A person's environment isn't just the concrete things aroung them. Someone's environment is the physical and mental conditions that surround them. The envoirnment that someone is exposed to shape and defines his/her character. Alfred Brooks, in The Contender by Robert...

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Senator Hansen's Loom from the Movie, The Contender

-"Who doesn't want a shortcut to greatness" ? President Jackson Evans- In this paper I will clearly explain Senator Hansen's loom from the movie "The Contender" in dealing with the scandal, balance and similarity Senator Hanson's scandal with Jack Ryan also his brief U. S. Senate candidacy, judge...

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The Contender

?The Contender The contender by Robert Lipsyte is an exciting novel with each chapter having something new to learn about the book. Lipsyte does a good job describing the characters and showing their emotional and physical feelings. The protagonist of the novel is a black seventeen-year-old man...

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English The Contender Essay

Matt Souvigney Ms. Boggio English 9-1 March 29 2012 The Contender Character Influences The character Alfred in the contender is influenced by many other characters in the book. Alfred is influenced a lot by the characters Henry, Major, and Mr. Donatelli. Alfred’s friend Henry influences him a lot...

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The Contender Quotes with Page Number

— Page 189 — “It's the climbing that makes the man. Getting to the top is an extra reward.” — Robert Lipsyte, The Contender

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Accomplishment Essay

One of my most Important accomplishments occurred during my senior year of high school when my team and I won the cheerleaders fall states. There were many obstacles that as a team we had to overcome. There was an extreme amount of effort, hard work, and passion that had to be Involved to take...

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The Agenda of J. Edgar Hoover

Rising to one beocme one of the most powerful men in American politics, John Edgar Hoover directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation for forty-eight years. Appointed as director under the Coolidge administration in 1924, Hoover presided over the Bureau until his death on May 2, 1972. Hoover was...

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