PREFACE. ANGUS BETHUNE. “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune” is the one story in this collection that does not include a character from any of my. In “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune” and “The Scarlet Ibis,” the conflict of the story shows that people can change considerably as a result of a. And since History tends to draw its parallel upon fictional tales of valor, it is stories such as “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune” and “One Friday.

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GHS “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune”

This may be a long shot, but this joment could be used to talk about happy endings, relating to several different plots in fairy tales.

When the girl of his dreams treated Angus like a person, and not an outsider, I found hope and so do others. Most kids Angus’s age are always worried that everyone is staring at them, but with Angus they were. He comes out of the experience with a better view of himself and realizes that there’s no point in selling himself short just because he doesn’t like the way he looks–because it’s something that he can’t change.

A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune, by Chris Crutcher is a short story about an Indian school boy, named Angus, who experiences many life challenges through his young adult years. Therefore, the read was not nearly as enjoyable as I would like. I normally don’t care very much for short stories, but bethyne one was very enjoyable, very easy to relate to, and it had a deeper meaning than what was literally on the pages.


It’s who he is, and he can be proud of it. He loves momeny family, but the kids at his high school are not so accepting and riducule Angus because his parents are different. You’ll have to read the story yourself to find out about the other two things that I momeht It would not matter where in the year i placed this reading because this issue happens every day 2.

It was even them that had gotten him elected Senior Winter Ball King in the first place because they thought it would be hilarious. I would use this in my classroom to liven up the curriculum. I am sure this made Angus have a little more confidence after realizing his dream girl had a problem of her own. He has a strong home life despite the obvious differences of other kids in his joment. Download our chrome extension.

I want to teach 11th grade, and even at that age, I would definitely use this short story in my classroom. I’m sure the teachers had to know that Angus was made fun of and did not do anything. Being elected prom king as a joke and having a crush on a girl who he thinks is out of his league merely add to his difficulties.

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Angus is considered an outcast among his peers but is ironically chosen as Senior Winter Ball King. The sarcastic descriptions of the various characters make for a very entertaining read.

I definitely agree that bullying is a nethune issue for a child to endure and this book touches bases on just about everything a child could be teased for.

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The inability of others to accept Angus causes o much doubt and dislike towards his own personhood. Chris Crutcher used an everyday thought and action to create a fun story that will allow students to understand that everyone has a story and struggles with something.

The text is very relatable to most anyone who has experienced the hardships ih high school peer pressure. Angus is picked as the winter ball king. About This topic is not marked as primarily about any work, author or other topic. Teachers could use this book in the classroom by: The realization is not everyone is a bully. This would be an activity that would be eye opening fo the students and help them realize that no matter what they are going through they are not alone.

As a joke by his peers, he has been chosen to be prom king.

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Good, eye opening read. He’s overweight, and both of his parents are gay. I think it is good for people to read those kinds of books as an outlet for how they feel if they don’t like to express their insecurities to other people.

Overall, I think this is a wonderfully entertaining short story that abgus be taught in most classrooms. This is a serious problem that has become very prominent in our society and schools.