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Week Two discussion of Bridge of Scarlet Leaves - TJ

How has TJ's character changed in week two?

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Re: Week Two discussion of Bridge of Scarlet Leaves - TJ

dhaupt wrote:

How has TJ's character changed in week two?

One quote that caught my attention appears on page 157:


“TJ rolled his hands into discreet fists.  But instead of a punch, he received two folded five spots.  A nice surprise.  He had to give the fellow credit.  Ranieri was a far better loser than he himself would have been.”


TJ is learning to recognize his temper, and more importantly, recognizing behavior to model in his peers.


Also, TJ is learning to express positive feelings by writing to Jo, even though he has no intention of sending the letters.  It’s OK that the letters won’t be sent.  TJ’s heart is opening.  Hopefully, Jo will find out about TJ’s true feelings for her.


Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.