PREFACE. ANGUS BETHUNE. “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune” is the one story in this collection that does not include a character from any of my. In “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune” and “The Scarlet Ibis,” the conflict of the story shows that people can change considerably as a result of a. And since History tends to draw its parallel upon fictional tales of valor, it is stories such as “A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune” and “One Friday.

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It would not matter where in the year i placed this reading because this issue happens every day 2. I appreciated that the home life was unique and that the character was strong in un love and defence of his family.

Happiness versus Conformity Homosexuality was ot more stigmatized when Crutcher first published this short story in than it is now. As king he must dance with the queen, Melissa. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

They teased him and made fun of him. The main theme of bullying and “never judge a book by its cover” are throughout this ln entirely. I believe that Chris Curtcher touches on real life situations that occur in our society. He discovers that Melissa has problems just as him even if different ones. The night of the ball doesn’t start out very well for Angus, but as the night goes on, events begin to unfold and you realize that things are not exactly what they seems.


The narrator holds nothing back, making the situation quite believable. The sarcastic descriptions of the various characters make for a very entertaining read. Their efforts to try to find their father lead to tension within the family. I agree with Crutcher that this is a major issue especially for adolescents today. Of course, since the film is set in California, the kids don’t catch much flak for having homosexual parents.

Angus is born into a family that does not fit the social norm, and because of bethkne he is out casted throughout his childhood. He’s overweight, and both of his parents are gay. I brieef there were more young adult books where the main character has homosexual parents because some young brieg do have homosexual parents.

Short Story Review for A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune

Reply More 10 KatieSpears Edited: All of this bullying led to Angus retaliating by fighting them. Issues of stereotypes, same sex relationships and the children who are raised in those households, and learning to love yourself for who you are when everyone else sees you as nothing but a joke. Books such as Diary of a Whimpy Kid, talk about the challenges of being a kid, and not being like different.

The main character and narrarator is Angus Bethune and he is an overweight teenager who is an Indian School boy.

Jan 30, This is a serious problem that has become very prominent in our society and schools. You’ll have to read the story yourself to find out about the other two things that I mentioned I want to teach 11th grade, and ln at that age, I would definitely use this short story in my classroom. Because of his past, the author has become quite familiar with bullying problems, increasing his textual credibility.


Angus has a very unique life.

I feel like this story is so relatable for so many teens out in the world. Angus Bethune is an outcast. I loved this story and wished momeny was a book so I could enjoy reading about Angus growing as a person.

Theme of the Short Story ‘A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune’

Angus, who is the narrator, takes the reader through his sarcastic thought process as the night of the prom unfolds. The message here is that accepting yourself with your faults liife foibles can lead to a freedom that makes you feel as though there’s a place for you in the world. This book address the fact that kids faces challenges, but also the way others treat kids who have different lives.

A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune, by Chris Crutcher is a short story about an Indian school boy, named Angus, who experiences many life challenges through his young adult years. Children would enjoy this story because they can relate to grief is happening to Angus and make connections with it too.