The contender was about a highschool dropout named alfred brooks. Start studying the contender chapter 14 study guide. Oct 27, 2015 the contender by robert lipsyte in epub, rtf, txt download e book. Premade tests on the contender final test easy, including multiple choice, short answer, short essay, and in depth essay questions. A harlem high school dropout escapes from a gang of punks into a boxing gym, where he learns that being a contender is hard and often discouraging work.
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In the contender, donatelli tells alfred before he can be a champion he has to want to be the kind of man who will push himself to keep trying to be his very best, even if his best isnt. When jackson fell down and stayed down, what did alfred think. There, he learns its the effort, not the win that makes a man. The book s plot centers on a black seventeenyearold man named alfred brooks, a high school dropout living with aunt pearl and her three daughters in harlem, new york city. The title of the book refers to the saying that before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender.
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Instead of running, he tries to fall back to sleep. The setting is harlem, a black neighborhood in the northeast corner of manhattan in new york city. Sometimes, it feels like we are at a crossroads, where everything is changing, and we dont know what we are doing. Nov 04, 2014 i listened to the audio version of this book, an unauthorized biography of ny states current governor, andrew cuomo. They also invite innocent boys like alfred to the club and tempt them to take drugs. Free study guide the contender by robert lipsytefree book noteschapter summary. As a life long new yorker and former nys employee under both cuomo governors, i felt like i already knew as much as i wanted about the cuomos and would merely scan this book. We also have a dual perspective from the man in the white shirt, which fills in some of the holes that our 11 year old protagonist would not know about.
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