Toni Cade Bambara The Lesson Analysis

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In the reading “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara I feel what the narrator is trying to teach us is that money should be valued. You shouldn’t spend a lot of money on something that won’t last very long. That’s what the two younger girls in the story think as well. Their names are Sugar and Sylvia whose parents dress them nicely when there neighbor Miss Moore takes them out. Miss More is an African American lady who values the money even more then the girls. They react to the lesson Miss Moore was trying to teach them surprisingly well towards the end. In the begging the girls mocked Miss Moore when she would tell the girls stories and things that they thought were pointless to listen too. Towards the end they used the money they had from her and spent it on food and drinks.…show more content…
I reacted the same way I think everyone person should. You should realize that people work hard for the money they earn. You shouldn’t waist it on things that won’t last long or things you don’t need. I would prefer not to have much money then to be hated because you have so much and you waist it. I feel Miss Moore is the one I identify the most in this reading. Miss Moore took the kids to this toy store down the street. She heard them as they were walking by saying “I want that” “I need that” “I was born for that” and they just kept on going. When they finally entered the store the kids then realized how much things were. Rosie Giraffe one of the girls who Miss Moore brought along pointed out that a piece of glass that had ink coming down it. They were shocked at the price which was $480 dollars. They all rushed over as Miss Moore said it was a paper weight used to hold your papers down when you are working on

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