Maniac Magee by Andre Gonzalez and David Rivera (Characters (John McNab-…
Maniac Magee by Andre Gonzalez and David Rivera
Themes- The themes for the story of Maniac Magee are that the racism and the bad things that people do dont always mean that they are bad people its just the way that they were raised and treated. Another theme is that is the friendship between two people of different races can become friends no matter the circumstances.
Exposition- a boy named Jeffrey Lionel Magee lived with his dad and mom until the day that they died on a trolley accident. After that, Jeffrey had to live with his Aunt and Uncle, Dan and Dot until one day, he ran away.
Rising Action- Maniac goes to the town of Two Mills where this town was divided into two sides, the blacks and the whites. Jeffrey crosses the border, into the blacks side and then stays there.
Climax- Maniac finds a home with the Beales and then he is told by an old man to go home Fishbelly, then, he runs from the Beales and then meets Grayson, an old zookeeper.
Falling Action- After Grayson dies, finds Piper and Russel running away to Mexico, then he stays with McNabs and then his legendaruy acts begin to happen; he stands 10 minutes in front of the Finsterwalds porch.
Resolution- After Maniac runs away from the place where his parents died, he goes to the zoo once again and stays there for a night. The next night he gets woken up by Amanda Beale and is telling him that he needs to come back to her house, which he eventually does.
Jeffrey Lionel Magee- The main protagonist who was orphaned as a child and later became a legend because of his many talents and bravery.
Mrs.Beal-Took in Maniac and took care of him. Mother of Hester, Lester, and Amanda Beale.
Grayson- An old man who took in Maniac from the zoo, and in return Maniac taught him how to read. Dies shortly after Christmas.
Mr.Beale- Also took care of Maniac. Father of Amanda, Hester, and Lester.
Piper McNab- John's brother
Lester Beale- Amandas brother
John McNab- The best pitcher in the sandlot and a bully towards Maniac because he hit every ball he threw.
Hester Beale- Amandas other brother.
Aunt Dot- Is Maniacs aunt and has a terrible marriage with Dan but they will not divorce because she is a strict Catholic.
Mars Bars- The most feared kid in the East End who later befriends Maniac.
Uncle Dan-Is the uncle of Maniac and has a terrible marriage with Dot but they wont divorce because he is a strict Catholic.
James Hands Down- The best football player in the East End who is so impressed by Maniacs talent that he starts to play with him.
Amanda Beale- Loans Maniac one of her books and later takes him in.
Russel McNab- John's younger brother
Setting-The setting of the story is in Two Mills, Pennsylvania.