Miracle's Boys Quotes

Woodson, Jacqueline
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See, the old Charlie had feelings.”
-- Lafayette (chapter 1)

Importance: Lafayette is talking about the negative changes he sees in his brother since Charlie's return from the Rahway Home for Boys. For example, Charlie seems unconcerned about his school work and seems to no longer have compassion.

Saving a dog and a white woman is a stupid way to die. Only thing in the world you need to save is your own self.”
-- Charlie (chapter 2)

Importance: Lafayette is remembering how his father died while saving the life of a woman and her dog. While Lafayette begins the story by saying his father was a hero, Charlie says that his father was “stupid” for giving his life in that way. These words show Charlie's new attitude, which is part of the reason Lafayette now calls him Newcharlie.

His crying sounds kept coming through, but they got softer and softer, moving farther and farther away from us.”
-- Lafayette (chapter 5)

Importance: Lafayette is...

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