Excessive Tapping
 This essay is about a character in the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. We were supposed to find a trait in a main character in the book and relate ourselves to it. We wrote a five paragraph essay with a quote from the book in each one. I did not do this project very well. Actually, it was a great paper, but it just took me a long time to get used to embedding quotes and some of the other stuff I had to do. I learned how to embed a quote while writing this paper. I also learned that a quote from a book doesn’t have to just be the character talking.

                                                                   Two-Bits = Charm

                Charm is the ability to be nice and to be able to get people to like you. Someone who is charming is usually liked, and people enjoy being around that person. People who are charming are usually nice and funny. Two-Bit is charming in the book The Outsider’s by S.E. Hinton.

                Two-Bit is charming even when the gang is about to go to the rumble. Before the rumble, he is goofing around and not taking it too seriously. Two-Bit is charming when he says,  “‘Welup,’ Two-Bit said cheerfully cocking an eyebrow, ‘I see we are in prime condition for a rumble.’” (Page 135) This shows that he is charming but in a more comical way.

                In addition, Two-Bit is also very charming around girls. He likes to impress them, and tries to be charming especially when he says, “After the movie, it suddenly came to us that Cherry and Marcia didn’t have a way to get home. Two-Bit gallantly offered to walk them home…” (Page 37) It depicts how he wants to impress them and make them like them.

                Finally, Two-Bit shows his charm through humor. He likes to make jokes and act all around charming, especially when he says  “‘Shoot, you’re ninety six if you’re a day.’ ‘I’m a night.’ Marcia said brightly. Two-Bit stared at her admiringly. ‘Brother, you’re a sharp one.’” (Page 28) It shows how Two-Bit tries to charm her, but she makes jokes right back, and it shows  how he admires people who make jokes as well.

                People who are charming are usually well liked, and they get along with people. Without charming people, this world would be boring and dull. Charming people help make jokes and keep spirits up. Two-Bit is charming in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. He is charming before the rumble to get everybody’s spirits up, when he offers to walk Cherry and Marcia home, and when he meets  Marcia. I am charming too. I am charming when I am around other people and when I am happy or in a place that I like to be. I am not always charming when I am talking to people who annoy me, when I am in a bad mood, or when I am in a place that I don’t want to be. I hope I can be much more like Two-Bit. 


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