Baseball in April and Other Stories - Study Guide The Karate Kid Summary & Analysis

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In the short story The Karate Kid, Gilbert Sanchez is an eleven-year-old Hispanic boy living in a typical urban neighborhood with his middle-class family. He is in fifth grade and attends elementary school. One day Gilbert's older cousin, Raymundo, stops by with the movie The Karate Kid and the two cousins watch the movie. Gilbert is fascinated and decides that the movie parallels his own life to an amazing degree. Gilbert and Raymundo then practice karate moves and discuss karate fighting. Gilbert becomes convinced that he knows how to fight in the karate style. The next day in school a ten-year old student, Pete, cuts in the lunch line in front of Gilbert. Pete, widely known as Pete the Heat or simply Heat, is a notorious bully and although he is younger than Gilbert, is much larger. Nevertheless, emboldened by the movie, Gilbert...

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