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The Contender. By Robert Lipsyte The Contender deals with a teenage boy,. Alfred Brooks, who Contender by Alfred's Aunt Dorothy and. Uncle Wilson). Chapter One. He waited on the stoop until twilight, pretending to watch the sun melt into the dirty gray Harlem sky. Up and down the street transistor radios. The Contender. By: Robert Lipsyte. About the Author Graduated from Columbia University; Got his first job in writing New York Times editorial.
I got some money," said Alfred. Middle States recommendations - Alfred State College intranet site. Getting to the top is an extra reward. Another five minutes, he thought. Jan 26, ISBN:
Summary The breakthrough modern sports novel The Contender shows readers the true meaning of being a hero. Read on the Scribd mobile app Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. HarperTeen Released: Jan 26, ISBN: Alfred stood up. How you know that? Her eyes narrowed. Nothing much, said Alfred. Ready to go to the movies?
I got some money, said Alfred. Major turned slowly and let his muscles relax. How much you got, Alfred? Sonny and Hollis stopped snapping. What you got? Gave it to my aunt, said Alfred. You such a good sweet boy. Old Uncle Alfred. Sonny giggled, and Hollis grinned, buck-toothed.
James looked away. Major folded his arms across his bulging T-shirt. Hold on, said James. I invited him to come down.
Alfred took a step backwards, nearly knocking over an old wooden chair. They close early on Friday to go to synagogue. They go pray for more dollars, said Hollis. Even James smiled. Show us, said Major.
No, I— You just a slave, sneered Major. You was born a slave. You gonna die a slave. You come on with us, said James. They gave me a job, said Alfred, surprised at how far away his own voice sounded. Big job, said Hollis. They fell quiet again.
You could stay outside, be lookout, said James. Major shouldered in between them. You coming? Alfred shook his head. They stared at each other. You coming, James, or you gonna be a slave, too? Alfred shrugged.
Play some cards? I gotta go, Henry. Shadowboxing, he said. Big job. Lotta guys come up and train, said Henry. Hey, man, where you— Out on the street again, he idly watched a green-and-white police cruiser slide by, a thick, hairy white arm hanging out of the open window. He heard shouts, and a voice yelled, Stop, stop.
A shot rang out.
The warning shot. Only reason po-lice up here to watch out for them white stores.
So right. You see who they caught? The old man shook his head. They hustled him away too fast. Just one? A couple got away. Start your free 30 days. The title of this novel consists of an article and a noun. Look up the noun, contender, in a dictionary and copy the definition.
Then, using a thesaurus, find synonyms for contender. Using the definition, synonyms, and cover of the book as evidence, write a paragraph predicting what will happen in the book.
At the start of the story, Alfred is waiting for James, his best friend, who is very late. James, however, is still not in sight after the extra-allotted time. Recall a time when you were waiting for someone who was very late. What emotions did you feel? Where you anxious, angry, worried, frustrated?
List at least three emotions you felt and explain your reasons for feeling this way. Through these times, James has been with him to give him comfort. Describe a person who comforted you during this time, and explain what this person did or said to help you.
As Alfred waits in the cave, he wishes James had escaped and was with him. Imagine that James did escape the police, and write a possible conversation between the two boys. It may begin like this: I thought we were friends! I forgot, really. Are you all right? While Alfred waits in the hiding place, he thinks about his friendship with James, especially how it has changed as they have grown older. As children, they explored the cave together. As teens, they dreamed of starting a business together.
Now, as they enter adulthood, Alfred works at the store while James fraternizes with drug addicts and thieves. Describe a time when you and a friend grew apart and explain how it made you feel in a letter to that friend.
The Contender Chapter 2 6. At the beginning of this chapter, Alfred sits in bed and remembers his night. He feels safe in bed, despite all of the dangerous occurrences last night. Alfred tastes the baloney sandwich and warm milk.
Why don't you go upstairs and call his house? Maybe he's sick.
Maybe you just better. Packs of little kids, raggedy and skinny, raced past him along the gutter's edge, kicking empty beer cans ahead of them. Used to do that too, when we were little, he thought. One thing I could always do better than James. I was always faster. Big deal. He slowed down. He stopped at the mouth of the alley, and took a deep breath.
What am I, James' shadow or something? I don't need him. But he marched to the basement steps, and plunged down into the clubroom. Hollis and Sonny were sprawled on the long, sagging couch, snapping their fingers to a scratchy record. Major was flexing his arm muscles at the cracked mirror over the mop sink. Only James, trying to read a magazine in the dim light of the naked bulb, looked up.
I got some money," said Alfred. Major turned slowly and let his muscles relax. I said, "How much you got, Alfred? Old Uncle Alfred.