Tears of a Tiger Essay

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|Summary: | |Tigers don't cry, or do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger, Andy, the driver | |of the car, blames himself and cannot get past his guilt and pain. While his other friends have managed to work | |through their grief and move on, Andy allows death to become the focus of his life. In the months that follow the | |accident, the lives of Andy and his friends are traced through a series of letters, articles, homework assignments,| |and dialogues, and it becomes clear that Tigers do indeed need to cry. | |"Andy Jackson and three other friends had just won an important basketball game. They decided to get together and | |go celebrate their victory. They had started drinking, all except for B.J. who had never drunk in his life. They | |heard honking, but just laughed because of the alcohol. All of a sudden, a wall is in front of them and before they| |know it, they hit it. Three of the guys get out, but Robert Washington, Andy's best friend and captain of the | |Hazlewood Basketball Team is pinned inside of the car. Two guys rush over to help Robert out, but as soon as they | |get on the hood, they are thrown off after a loud bang. The gas tank explodes with Robert pinned inside and he | |burns to death. Now, months later, Andy can't stop blaming himself. As he turns away from family, friends, and even| |his girlfriend, he finds he is losing the most precious thing of all- his ability to face the future. When he tries| |to go to sleep, Robert comes into his dreams and tells him it is all his fault, but he forgives him for everything.| |One night Andy starts thinking about suicide and he can't get ahold of his psycologist. Will Andy ever find him or | |will it be too late?"...
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