Paperboy Themes & Motifs

Vince Vawter
This Study Guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Paperboy.
This section contains 864 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Paperboy Study Guide

Physical Disability

Little Man has a stutter. His stutter is so bad that he can barely speak a sentence without stumbling over one or more words. This causes Little Man a great deal of embarrassment, especially around strangers. For this reason, Little Man has found ways to avoid speaking to strangers. Little Man also has a therapist who has taught him many tricks in dealing with his stutter, such as using gentle air, remembering to breathe, throwing something into the air while speaking, rocking in a swing, screaming, or whispering.

Little Man suffers from bullying from both school mates and adults. This makes things even more difficult for him. However, Little Man's experiences make him more sympathetic to other people’s disabilities. For this reason, when Little Man meets a young boy who is deaf, not only is he not judgmental of the boy’s disability, he...

(read more)

This section contains 864 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Paperboy Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Paperboy from BookRags. (c)2017 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook