Jasper Jones

Quick Thinking in the Toughest Times: Heroism in Seabiscuit and Jasper Jones 9th Grade

In both the movie Seabiscuit by director Gary Ross and the novel Jasper Jones by author Craig Silvey, many heroes hidden in plain sight can be found. These characters are very similar in certain elements such as Johnny Pollard, who is also known as Red has striking similarities with Jasper Jones. The two are “wild” in a way where they have learnt to live on their own without support and reacts. They don’t pay attention to their health but were able to quickly makes decisions that can lead to beneficial outcomes. Charles Howard and Charlie Bucktin are the heroes in the two texts. They choose to help someone who they know very little about and were always there to support their friends. Tom Smith and Charlie’s dad are similar as they are very knowledgeable in their fields and the best solution to a problem. Therefore, heroes are people who help can react to challenges and quickly solve them.

The characters Red Pollard and Charlie are comparable as they spent the majority of their life by themselves. Either they are separated from their family or their family doesn’t want them. Johnny was sent to another family by his parents so he can live a better life than them caused by the Great Depression and Jasper only have an abusive...

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