The Rag and Bone Shop? Concrete elements of the prompt – conflict and characterization



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PROMPT - How does Robert Cormier use conflict and characterization to reveal the themes of his novel The Rag and Bone Shop?
Concrete elements of the prompt – conflict and characterization

Abstract element of the prompt - theme
Thematic idea: Various things can give people power, and once they have that power, they can use it for constructive or destructive purposes.
Thesis statement: In The Rag and Bone Shop, Robert Cormier uses conflict and characterization to reveal that various things can give people power, and once they have that power, they can use it for constructive or destructive purposes.
Claim 1 - The conflict between Jason and Bobo shows how a person can use his power for justice.
Claim 2 - The conflict between Carl Seaton and the Stones shows how power can be deadly.
Claim 3 - Trent’s desire for power creates an internal conflict that causes him to behave unethically.
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Claim: The conflict between Jason and Bobo shows how a person can use his power for justice.
Data: Context: Jason punches the school bully in the cafeteria. Quote: “Remembering what Bobo had done to Rebecca and all his other mean stuff, Jason hit Bobo with his clenched fist, astonishing himself as well as Bobo…Jason was swept with a thrilling sense of triumph and stood there grinning” (25).
Warrant: Jason's anger, courage and strength enabled him to stand up to the school bully when nobody else would. He punishes someone who had been hurting people who were not able to defend themselves.
The conflict between Jason and Bobo shows how a person can use his power for justice. In the exposition of the book, the reader learns that Jason, the protagonist, punches the school bully in the cafeteria. “Remembering what Bobo had done to Rebecca and all his other mean stuff, Jason hit Bobo with his clenched fist, astonishing himself as well as Bobo…Jason was swept with a thrilling sense of triumph and stood there grinning” (25). Jason's anger, courage and strength enabled him to stand up to the school bully when nobody else would. He punishes someone who had been hurting people who were not able to defend themselves.

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