The Blind Side Themes

Michael Lewis (author)
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Author Michael Lewis repeatedly demonstrates how uncomfortable Michael Oher is in unfamiliar environments. In Chapter 11, Big Tony sneaks young Michael into a basketball camp. When he receives word that Michael has fled the camp, he goes looking for the boy. When he finds him, Michael is crying. He explains that the bigger, older kids shoved and hit him. Mike is uncomfortable being touched. The coaches grow angry with Michael because he won't knock the other kids down. This is only one example in which the reader witnesses Michael being thrust into an environment in which he clearly does not belong.

In Chapter 3, Leigh Anne takes Michael shopping for new clothes. She is now the fish out of water. She drives into unsavory, unfamiliar neighborhoods in order to go shopping in an area that Michael is familiar with. She turns on "a kind of black station" in the car so that...

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