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Angry Young Man
Chris Lynch
Angry Young Man is based on two brothers, Robert and Alexander. Robert is the older of the two, age eighteen; Alexander is younger by one year. In the beginning, Robert explains that Alexander is not easily understood and he wishes that others and he could actually understand the man that Alex is. Robert and Alex get into a fight about how Alex wears dark shaded “pimp” glasses. Alex explains that they cover up his “soul windows” so no one can peer in. Right after the fight Robert gets ready to go to soccer practice and Alex tags along. The coach, Stuart, notices he is a good player and has him substitute a sick player. Later Stuart tells Alex he is off the team because the teammate he replaced is back, Robert feels terrible for what happened so he quits the team to make Alex feel better a little bit. A few days later Robert nails on Alex about he doesn’t support the family and has no job, Alex tells him he already found one, a door-to-door salesman. Robert states that that isn’t a real job but whatever at least Alex has responsibility now. Robert goes off to work the next day, works at an auto repair shop. He comes back afterwards and sees this man waiting on his door step and asks where Maria is, which is Robert and Alex’s mother. He states that he is a bill collector, but Robert doesn’t care for him so he intimidates at him until he leaves. Alex then comes home with a stray dog named Pickle. Robert and his mother say that the dog isn’t going to make it; they take care of him though. The next morning they find Pickle dead on the kitchen floor, Alex bursts into tears and his mother tries to comfort him. After a while Alex tags along with his friend Harry to a social responsibility class at the community college, even though he doesn’t go to college. Alex meets Carly, a sweet girl that attended the class. They start seeing each other and go to dinner with Robert and his girlfriend, Babette, at a vegan place nearby. Alex gets really...
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