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An archetypal hero is someone who has a starting point meaning how their adventure begins, a midpoint which means what happened while they are on their adventure, and an ending point which means their return and how they view themselves now. Luite portrays these characteristics in the book The Street by: Ann Petry, Luite tries to help people before she helps herself, she meets a new man who she thinks things will get better with, but after everything that Lutie had been through things don't really get better. Over the course of the story Lutie realizes her flaws as a person and tries to mend them, but in the end it is unsuccessful. In life everybody seems to be throwing Lutie Johnson some kind of problem, but she tries to stay positive and …show more content…
She forgets that she is a parent does not always pay attention to Bub. When she was at the bar all that time she realized that Bub was sleeping with the lights on when she came home she would always have to turn the light off. When she asked Bub about sleeping with the light son and if he was scared he would always say no. Lutie realized that she is missing things from Bub’s life and not really seeing what is going on. Lutie finally asked Bub what was going on “You alright Hun?” (216) Bub would always answer with a yes but after a lot of pondering Lutie knew that he was lying. Also Bub had been working with the sup from the mail carrier and he was sending all the mall and collecting it. Jones says that he was going to help the police catch the bad guys. When the police actually come and question Jones he blames it all on Bub “There's a kid that lives in this house it's him.” (382) There is a fine to keep bub out of children's shelter. The fine was $200 that Lutie did not have. Lutie really wanted Bub back so she called Boots because she thought that Boots would have the $200 bucks. Boot said he would have the money be tomorrow he was very lament toward the situation. when he came to Luties home he came with Junto. Boot said that in order to get the $200 bucks all she would have to do is please Junto, this meant that sleep with Junto. Lutie said no and that ended up with Boot sand Lutie getting into a fight and Lutie swinging and candle holder at Boots in the head killing him. Lutie didn't know what to do so she ran. She ran and got a one way train ticket to chicago she needed to get out of Harlem “She decided that Chicago was not to far and very big.” (434) Lutie needed to get out of harlem and this was her one

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