Bridge to Terabithia- Katherine Paterson Jesse Aarons- Character development by Mischa Tardrew 705 Mrs Grace
Quote- "What are they teaching in that damn school?" he had asked. "Bunch of old ladies turning my only son into some kind of a..." Jesses dad was not impressed.
Quote- “The devil of it was that none of his regular teachers ever liked his drawings. When they'd catch him scribbling, they'd screech about wasted time, wasted paper, wasted ability.”
Jesse sat in his room. Maybelle was always beside him, she was the only one that knew about his drawings. Jesse was an amazing artist but felt he had to hide it from everyone because he didn’t want people to judge him. Jesse had no confidence in himself.
Jesse sat there at his desk, scratching away at his paper, when his teacher comes up to him at yells at him and tells him its a waste of time. Leslie loved his drawings and got upset when the teachers were yelling at him
Leslie told Jesse that he should show people his art but Jesse was still very hesitant on the idea.
when Jesse found out that Leslie had died he ran into his room crying and he pulled out his sketch book and looked at the drawings he did of her
ever since Leslie died Jesse isolated himself from everyone. He even drifted away from Maybelle. Jesse felt horrible for the way he treated her so he took her to terabithia. He made her Princess. Jesse had developed as a person to realise what he did wrong and he made up for his mistakes. Leslie help Jesse through so much and made him a better person and be became more confident.