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Summer of the Monkeys: Jay Berry and His Conflicts

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Summer of the Monkeys: Jay Berry and His Conflicts

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Topic: Jay Berry

Purpose: To identify the nature of the force of the conflict which Jay Berry encounters, and indicate how they help or hinder Jay Berry the protagonist in Wilson Rawls novel Summer of the Monkeys

Thesis: Before Jay Berry succeeds his goal he encounters many conflicts that both hinder and help him through his amazing adventure.

I.Inner Forces
A. Help- personality traits
1. Determination
2. Confidence

II.B. Hinder
1. Fear
2. Over confidence

III.Outer Forces
A. Help- other people
1. Grandpa
2. Old Rowdy

IV.B. Hinder
1. Monkeys
2. Environment

"It is every boys dream to own a pony and a .22" those were the exact words that motivated Jay Berry to realize his goal of catching Jimbo and the rest of the escaped circus monkeys. In Wilson Rawls novel Summer of the Monkeys Jay Berry Lee encounters many obstacles in his way of succeeding his goal. Before Jay Berry succeeds his goal, he encounters many conflicts that both hinder and help him through his amazing journey.

The first inner force that helps Jay Berry along his journey is his incredible determination. Jay Berry displays his determination many times throughout the novel. For Jay Berry to succeed his goals of bringing the highly intelligent circus monkeys home he has to have a great deal of determination. He shows an example of this when he fails to succeed his first few times out, but he never gives up, and has the same motivation the next time he tries to catch the monkeys. Another inner force that helps him on his way is his confidence. For anybody to achieve a certain goal they have to feel confident about what they are trying to achieve. Jay Berry is always confident about his new scheme to catch those extraordinary circus monkeys. Jay Berry displays this when his Grandfather comes up with another...

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