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Bud S Rules Part 1

By stirfi Jan 04, 2015 357 Words
 Bud’s Rules: By Saad Shah Although Bud has many rules that save him from many things, I think he uses his rules to survive. He used it to save him from being homeless, sad, and more. It was also during the Great Depression so life was harder. Bud uses his rules to help him survive. In chapter 3 of the novel, “Bud, not Buddy.” We are introduced to rule 328 as Bud is trying to muster the courage to hit a “vampire.” Bud recalls rule 328 that you need to do something quick or you might not do it. Rule number 328 is, “When you make up your mind to do something, hurry up and do it, if you wait, you might talk yourself out of what you wanted to do in the first place.” Bud used rule 328 to help him do something and get it over with. If he doesn’t do it, he might get a painful punishment if it is serious. This choice of Bud shows that he will need to make many choices in life, but he didn’t do more than that and that is one of his many rules to survive. Another reason Bud uses his rules to survive is in chapter 13, it introduces rule 63 as Bud is communicating with the band. Bud remembers rule 63 that you never tell your opinion to ANYONE. Rule 63 is, “Never ever say something bad about someone you don’t know----especially around strangers. You can never tell who is kin to that person or who might be a lip-flapping big-mouth spy.” Bud used rule 63 to help him stay in the band and not on the streets. If he didn’t follow this rule, then he would’ve been out on the streets like a homeless person. This choice of Buds shows that he might be keeping many opinions to himself, and only that nothing more, and that is why this is another rule to survive. The final rule Bud uses his to survive is in chapter 19, it introduces rule 38, the older, the worse. Bud remembers this rule as Calloway is crying. Rule 38 is, “The older you get, the worse … 

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