Shows that while many people in the culture are friendly, you are on your own and must prove yourself of you want to play.
I wanna play!
This scene shows how you have to earn your respect at the gym. It also shows how you have to persevere in order to achieve greatness.
This shows just how hard it can be to be respected in the gym. It also shows how you must persevere through things.
With a final shot, the narrator shoots and wins the game for his team. This proves that perseverance is the key to greatness and is a essential component when working to accomplish a difficult goal.
For the first 4 weeks, no one will let the narrator in to a game, and he grows very discouraged. This shows how you are own your own to play in this culture.
In this scene, after making a game-winning shot, Dante looks over to the narrator and asks why he still bothers coming to the gym. The narrator makes a deal with Dante. If Dante lets him play and he doesnt do good, hes banished from the gym forever.
In this scene, the game that the narrator participates in is the climax of the story. He hits the game winning shot and everybody in the gym congratulates in their own way, by yelling and jumping.