C= Combine How would the story change if Bobby had the same characteristics as Addie?
you are just like me
A= Adapt How would the story be impacted if it was centered around the time of segregation?
NO BLACKS ALLOWED!!!
Why cant I ride on that bus?
M= Modify Retell the story with Addie being suspended for not saying the pledge.
You are suspended for a week!
But I was standing up for what was right
If Bobby had the same characteristics as Addie then the main point that may have changed was the political party. If Bobby didn't come up with the new reason for the party to be, then the third party never would have existed. Plus the story would be very boring. If Bobby acted like Add, then there would be more backup to the pledge argument and maybe the other kids\teachers may have listened more. Plus even if somehow the party existed the speech would be dull and mean nothing to the students because Bobby wouldn't have came up with the heartfelt speech.
P= Put to Other Use How could Bobby's speech be applied to our everyday lives?
Names don't define us
If this was at the time of segregation then the whole story may not have happened. People would be too cought up on looking down on African Americans to notice that Bobby was fat or Addie was a know it all. In fact the misfits my have gone with the rest of society and called black people names too. Even if they still did stand for equality they would never have gotten any votes in the election. Plus who were they going to represent with Tonni and DuShawn out of the way.
E= Elimination How would the story change if the forum never existed?
I'm just Glad we are not the Misfits
If Addie got suspended, she would have done either of these things. One: came back stronger, there would have been protests and she would have done more stuff to violate the rules and voice her opinion. Therefore making the teachers hate her and the freedom party would be denied. Two: came back complacent, realizing the depth of her actions she would have gotten mellower and maybe not protest at all. Without arguing she never would have suggested a third party and gone with the flow. Personally I think the first on would be more likely.
R= Rearrange What would happen if Skeezie gave the speech instead of Bobby?
and that's why we shouldn't call people names
If we applied this concept to our everyday lives our being would be much better. I wish this speech could be read aloud every day over the p.a to remind us that names hold no value over us. We wouldn't hurt other peoples feelings as easily and we would overall be a better society. Kids would love to go to school because all of their friends and maybe not their friends would welcome them with kind words. With the population being focused on school instead of how someone looks or their socioeconomic status we would be way more productive.
If the forum was never in the picture many things would change. First of all Skeezie wouldn't have married Steffi because he never met her. Next the important issues such as Popularity Vs. Principles would never have been discussed. Plus the gang would have nowhere to relax after school. It would just be a day of constant bullying on them and then they had to go straight home. Lastly Bobby might be skinnier because if you get ice cream Sundays every week that must put some weight on you.
If Skeezie gave the speech instead of Bobby then it may not have been as successful. People will probably not care because it wont be a heartfelt. Plus out of all of them Skeezie seems to be the least picked on. In addition he just doesn't seem like he would take up the job in the first place. In the end bobby is more charismatic than Skeezie seems to be.