Seventh Grade

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This is a story about a boy named Victor who likes a girl named Teresa and in the French class they have together he lies and says he knows French.

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  • This is a story about a boy named Victor who likes a girl named Teresa and in the French class they have together he lies and says he knows French. Victor learns a lesson about being himself.
  • Character: An imaginary person used in the work of fiction.
  • "How come your making that face?"
  • "I ain't making a face, ese. This is my face."
  • Seventh Grade
  • French
  • "La me vave me con le grandma."
  • In the start of the story Seventh Grade, the theme of "Be yourself and never be someone your not," is the best developed through the author's use of the characters Victor and Mr. Bueller.
  • "Will you help me with my french?"
  • "Sure, any time"
  • In this scene both Victor and Michael are trying to scowl to look cool but, girls are thinking they just look weird. This shows how not being yourself my seen like a good idea but it has consequences, aka girls thinking they have something wrong with their face.
  • Being someone your not may seem like a good idea but later, it may not turn out so good. Victor learns that to impress a girl not being himself my not have been a good idea. He got very embarrassed when he had to speak French because he said he could but he really couldn't. He was also asked to tutor the girl he likes (Teresa) and though thats what he wanted and impressing her by "knowing French" worked, he now has the stress of pretty much learning an entire language and knowing it well enough to tutor someone. Victor's character is very important to the development of the theme.
  • This is Victor trying to impress Teresa by raising his hand to knowing French. When the teacher makes him speak French he gets embarrassed. Being someone your not has consequences.
  • This shows that though his plan worked to impress her, he now has to actually learn French well enough to teach it. Now by not being himself he has to spend all his time learning French. There may be more then one consequence to not being yourself.
  • Never pretend to be someone your not because it can lead to later consequences.
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