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Short Stories: The Bully by Roger Dean Kiser

Via Lucy Lee
Lucy Lee's curator insight, January 30, 2013 12:04 PM

Why do you think Roger helped Tony even after Tony had bullied Roger years ago?  Would you forgive Tony? Why or why not?  What does it tell you about Roger for helping Tony?

Sammy Martin's comment, January 30, 2013 12:05 PM
I think that Roger helped Tony because he realized that Tony has grown out of his immaturity and that the past doesn’t matter. I also think that Roger helped Tony because Roger himself needed a friend. I would have forgiven Tony for the reasons I stated about Roger’s point of view. The fact that Roger helped Tony out after all of the hardships he went through because of him tells me that Roger is a caring and generous person.
Lucy Lee's comment, January 30, 2013 9:00 PM
I agree with you. Tony probably has grown out of his immaturity and has stopped bullying people. I'm sure Roger did need a friend but Tony did too. Roger does seem like a caring and forgiving kind of guy.
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1:1000: baby, let's play house

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Addy Hricik's comment, January 24, 2013 2:16 PM
The narrator isn't rude for not signing the card, but the narrator not signing the card shows that Billy hurt her feelings enough for her not to sign the card. It also tells you that she felt no sympathy for those who had shown none for her. I would sign the card because I would feel bad about for him losing his mother. But, a card couldn’t save his cruel personality, only he could change that. It sounds like a very realistic story because children are insensitive towards others who are obese, and often feel as if they should be bullied.
Carlin Weinberg's curator insight, January 24, 2013 4:47 PM

This story seems realistic, yet not. It is realistic beacuse of the actions of the kids. For instance, you might not sign the card if you hate someone. It is not realistic because I don't think kids would play with dead birds.

Jake Jamison's curator insight, January 24, 2013 8:42 PM

The card is for your "deepest sympathies" for Billy and his family. Dorothy pauses for a minute because Billy had been so mean to her, and then doesn't put anything. I think I would of been the same as Dorothy because he had been so mean to her. I would think this is a true story. My reasoning is that here is your usual bullying. Billy calls her names and then Dorothy doesn't do anything. Then you have Dorothy who returns the bullying when she doesn't sign the card. I would think many victims of bullying would try to bully the bully back.

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Bullied to death: The tragic story of Amanda Todd

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Amanda Todd was only one month away from her sixteenth birthday when she took her own life, thanks to relentless bullying and cyber stalking.
Sammy Martin's insight:

This is one big example of the effect of bullying. What do you think made her vulnerable to the bullies? Why do you think she made a video showing the cards? Finally, would you do the same thing if you were put in this position?

Lucy Lee's comment, January 30, 2013 11:57 AM
The thing that made Amanda vulnerable was that picture was all over the internet. She tryed to get away from it by switching schools multiple times, but that didn't work. She probably thought if she made a video asking for help some people would understand and help her. I don't think I would have done what she did. I would have just tryed to get over it and ignore all the mean people that would say stuff to me.
Sammy Martin's comment, January 30, 2013 8:57 PM
I like Lucy's answer because it contains quality answers and is sort and sweet. I agree with Lucy about ignoring all of the drama around her and why Amanda used cards. This response is almost identical to what I thought of after answering my own questions.
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Bully Official Trailer #1 - Weinstein Company Movie (2012) HD

Bully Official Trailer #1 - Weinstein Company Movie (2012) HD This year, over 5 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home,...
Mark Barrow's comment, January 24, 2013 2:08 PM
This story reminds me of Wonder (underlined) because both kids are bullied for being different. August is bullied for not looking "normal" and the boy in the movie is bullied for being smarter than "normal." People who join in on bullying are less likely to get bullied themselves. They can become friends with the bully and escape the torments of being a victim. In my opinion, parents are not very useful in preventing bullying. In most cases, kids don't want to tell their parents that they are being bullied, or they will sound like a snitch. The role that the kids play is much more crucialthan the parents. Obviously, your parents are going to stick up for you, but what you really need is for other kids to help you. If the bullies finds themselves out-numbered, they may back down.
Amelia Kate Foulkes's comment, January 24, 2013 10:47 PM
This movie reminds me of Wonder because it is about a boy who is getting bullied because of his physical appearance. I think join bullies because they think that the bully is cool and knows if he's on the bully's side, then he won't be the next target. Parents can do speeches and assemblies to tell kids how to prevent bullying, but, at the end of the day, if a bully wants to hurt someone physically or emotionally, they will despite actions of adults. The role of adults is smaller because bullying usually occurs when adults are not around. Also, most adults don't really understand bullying because it is different now than it was when they were growing up. Parents can prevent bullying by making sure their kid isn't the bully and helping their kid. Kids can help by being nice to kids that get bullied a lot or telling their friend if they are bullying someone, because usually the bully doesn't even realize the extent of their bullying until later.
John McMaster's comment, January 30, 2013 9:12 AM
This trailer reminds me of Wonder (underlined) because of a couple different reasons. The first one, of course, is that he was bullied at school, but it also reminds me of Wonder (underlined) because he did not want to go to school because of the mean kids, which relates to August's excuse. I think that it would be tempting to join in on bullying because the bullies are usually the cool kids, so you feel like agreeing with the cool kids will make you cool. I think that parents play a big role in bullying because a victim of bullying to tell his mom or dad, without anyone knowing. I would think, and hope, that the bullys' parents do not want the children to bully, so if the bullied child's parents told the bully's parents, the bully would most likely get into trouble. However, a common reason for bullying is a lack of a family life, so in some cases, telling the bully's parents may not stop anything. I think that a parent's role in bullying is smaller than the child's, because the child has to stand up for himself at one point, and have the parents as a backup plan. If the child can learn to be strong and stand up for himself, he will eventually be strong enough to not be to hurt by bullying. THis will let the victim be able to overcome bullying completely, and the whole problem will be solved.