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As I began reading this story, I was uninterested for the first couple of pages. At first I did not understand what direction this story was going. I, myself have never heard the song “Dixie” before. So I do not know the meaning of the song. Further into the reading, I started seeing why Daniel was so persistent with the Confederate flag. I do like how Daniel was not ashamed to sport the flag. The message of this story is to “rise above.” The Confederate flag has caused a major uproar between whites and blacks recently. Many African American people have felt offended due to the flag. This reading was assigned to show us the other side of the conflict. Most reports of people being offended about the flag because it was “racist.” This story shows how African American people rebelled in an appropriate, non-violent way. There were many factors
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There is nothing about this story that makes you want to root for Anders. He is a cold, cruel, and careless man. The more I read, the more annoyed I came with Ander’s cocky, arrogant attitude. Literally, he laughs in the shooters face, more than once. Basically he was asking to be shot. Nothing makes me feel sorry for Anders when he does get shot. Although I do hate he gets shot in the head. The image the author conveys makes the readers feel almost sad for Anders, “The bullet smashed Ander’s skull and plunged through his brain and exited behind his ear, scattering shards of bone into the cerebral cortex… (pg. 369). Even in the last few moments of his life, he seems miserable. The only happiness readers see from Anders is him reminiscing on his childhood memories. There can be different messages from this story. One, life is too short to be in a hurry. Second, do not open your mouth when you are not supposed to. I believe that Anders wanted to die or he did not care if he got shot or not. Most people in a hold up know to stay

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