The Mustache By Robert Cormier Analysis

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“In every seed of good there is always a piece of bad” by Marian Wright Edelman. This quote is related to both of these novels but is shown in different ways. In the short story “The Moustache” by Robert Cormier the main character, Mike, has recently grown a moustache and liked how it looked on him, but it was affecting him in various ways shown in the text. He had to go visit his grandmother in her nursing home because he hadn’t visited her since she moved in. When he got there he was surprised to see that his grandmother remembered him because she had a illness that affected her memory. When his grandmother was talking about the past and asking for forgiveness he realized that she had mistaken Mike for his grandfather that had passed away.…show more content…
The artist’s voice was power and had a lot of persuasion which made me think that what the lyrics actually mean when they are put together. In the text it said “Like a knife that cuts you the wound heals/But the scar, that scar remains.” (Poison 29-30) I picked out these two lines because they have a very deep meaning when they are put together. I think that this means that even though the pain and the wound is healed but the memories and or the “scar” is still there. This relates to the passage because the grandma used to be proud which is the “wound” and he realizing that she should have apologized a long time ago was the “scar”. This is also another way how this text relates to the novel but in different ways. Both “The Moustache” by Robert Cormier and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison show that not everyone looks at the same thing and thinks about the same thing. Someone may look at an object and think of the positives sides but someone might find all the negatives sides. If someone is making a decision and they had to choose to only look at the positive sides or look at both sides and see how it may or may not affect other people or even themselves, what would be the better

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