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PREFACE. ANGUS BETHUNE. “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune” is the one story in this collection that does not include a character from any of my. In “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune” and “The Scarlet Ibis,” the conflict of the story shows that people can change considerably as a result of a. And since History tends to draw its parallel upon fictional tales of valor, it is stories such as “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune” and “One Friday.

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The largeness of his stature and waist add to the divide between him and other students. The story focuses on Angus Bethune, an overweight teenager with two sets of homosexual parents.

I can remember feeling exactly like that. This is an area that novelists might do well to betuune into, because of the growing trend of homosexuality in America. As king he must dance with the queen, Melissa. Through choosing to stand up for himself, and not lose his likability Angus wins over the girl of his dreams and comes out on top. His biggest fear is not the humiliation ofr the prom but having to dance with a girl that he has been in love with all of his life.

This short story brings up the issue of peer pressure and the strain of our image to others. The narrator holds nothing back, making the situation quite believable. This short story is a good story for children of any age to read because they can visualize and understand the affects of bullying.

GHS “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune” – Vocabulary List :

I thought this story was really good. Discuss the comparisons and contrasts and dwell on the idea that normal is relative, cultural, there is no such thing as normal. The short story was by no far my favorite.


I think it is good for people to read those kinds of books as an outlet for how they feel if they don’t like to express their insecurities to other people. I noticed the lack of concern from those officials who can stop bullying. Chris Crutcher presents this story in a way that most people can relate to some of the situations found in the high school setting. I completely agree that bullying is a large problem in the school system that must not be tolerated.

Angus is picked as the winter ball king. He is a funny, sarcastic boy, but i think that it is part of his defense mechanism.

Many books look at the idea of children facing difficulty throughout childhood. Discuss where they originate and how they are perceived by other students.

Theme of the Short Story “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune”

Angus Bethune wants to fit in with the “in” crowd, but after years of torment over his weight and home situation, he knows that he will never belong to that group of individuals. I believe that Chris Curtcher touches on real life situations that occur momeng our society. I am sure this made Angus have a little more confidence after realizing his dream girl had a problem of her own.

Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. The story confirmed my belief that each of these things truly is a major struggle for everyone. I loved how Chris Curtcher made Angus light hearted in the sense that he could laugh at his life and did not want people to feel sorry for him or go to therapy. Both his size and parents make it very difficult for him when trying to fit in.


Theme of the Short Story “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune” | Pen and the Pad

Crutcher, before he became a writer, directed an alternative school for inner-city kids in Oakland, California, and later became a family therapist. Ov this short story, the protagonist character Angus Bethune wrestles with the image of normality in comparison to his abnormal life.

As a joke by his peers, he has been chosen to be prom king. I have never really read a story where the main character’s parental situation was such as this momsnt, but I was reminded of the film “The Kids Are All Right”, which starred Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson as a sister and brother with two mothers Julianne Moore and Inn Beningwho of course are lesbians, and a mutual father, who was the sperm donor.

The issue of image is another huge part of this text.

GHS “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune”

I think students would like to read about a character who is real and doesn’t sugar coat anything. As an overweight child, Angus longs to be normal and complains about his name and image. Throughout this particular story many excellent themes are presented.

As the day approaches, Angus gains insightful advice from Granddad as well as enrolls in dance lessons for his big moment with Melissa.