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Jerome’s mother is suffering from a lot of pain, due to an elevator accident. The cables on the elevator snapped, causing the elevator to fall four floors and crash on top of some big poles. She is alive, but heavily injured and is currently being treated in the hospital. Jerome’s father died when Jerome was at a young age, so without his parents around he begins to realize that he has to start taking responsibility and help take care of his family, at least until his mother is back. As Jerome puts it “momma being bad in the hospital changed our life at home right away. The three of us sat down and figured out what we would have to do to keep things rolling in the house. This was hard”. Jerome and his brother are starting to learn responsibility, and are becoming more independent. Jerome no longer has any time for his hobbies, such as
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basket-ball, and instead Jerome spends his time cooking for his family. He even takes home economics at school, so he can learn how to cook. Brooks page 55 “I took right to the idea of French class, and I took right to the lingo itself too” Jerome starts taking French class, a subject he never learned in his old school, and he begins to love it. Jerome realizes that your actions have an impact on the person who you are. He learns that how you talk impacts the person you are. He “never realized before then how much his way of talking was what made him who he thought and other people thought he was”. (Brooks 55). He feels like a new person in French class because he liked “the idea of being able to start from scratch
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through the words he talked”. (Brooks 56). Being able to speak differently and try new things
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