Friday, March 28, 2008

Maniac Magee

Throughout the story of Maniac Magee he is in constant motion running from one place to another. What do you think the THEME of the story of Maniac Magee is?

(Hint: theme is a broad idea in a story, or a message or lesson express by a work)

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ivana Vazquez*

I think that the theme of Maniac Magee is that you can't just keep on running away from your problems. Because at some point, you are going to have to face them and deal with them.

Elina Caban said...

Will I think the theme is that he is sad because he thinks that he is a nobody that is why he left the Beale's family. And also i think the theme is hopelessness because know he has no parents and he is moving to one place to another he doesn't know where he is going to end up at and he is very nice to people and sometimes they are really mean to him.

Aramis Pena said...

Maybe the theme of the story is that people just sometimes feel uncomfortable so they keep moving around so maybe thats why hes always on the move but he also is looking for a "Home" so he just keeps walking around or traveling.

Anonymous said...

I think the theme of the story is to know and understand your mom and don't put your head down for other peoples miss understandings of you. And that you should be glade for who you are and that you could continue the way you live your life.

Alex said...

I think the theme of Maniac Magee theme is friendship because while he was running away he met a couple of friends like Mars Bars and hands down and they will help him with his problems.

melissa rodriguez said...

Melissa Rodriguez

I think one of the theme of Maniac Magee is death, because Grayson die in the story. I also think there friendship because Grayson and Jeffrey (Maniac Magee) was good friends with him and Jeffrey even wrote a book about him so that shows friendship and love. Jeffrey s lucky to have a friend like Grayson.

mariana ayala said...

Mariana

I think the theme of the book Maniac Magee is death because Grayson died and that was hard for Maniac. . I think Maniac is scared thats why he is running a lot. The theme is also friendship because in the beginning of the book he is friends with Amanda.

shaquan said...

Shaquan Murray



The theme of this story is that he does not have a place of his own. That’s the basic theme of this book. I feel bad for him because his parents died and he’s been living with his uncle dot and his wife I would run away if my parents died and I had no place to go I would try to survive on my own and get me a house. But I know he will survive on his own I got faith in him
But the theme is family and love

Nadalia Rowe said...

Throughout the book while Manic continuously runs, I think the message is that Maniac is trying to find a way home but everywhere he goes, he never stays there. Maniac is on a journey to find a home and I think the theme of this book is life and friendship because in life you go through hard times and most of the time cannot stay one place until you find that right place. Maniac doesn’t have a home so that is his goal; achievement. Also the theme might also be friendship because Maniac has met numerous people but less friends. Maniac met Amanda, Grayson, and Hands Down. They made him feel as like he was family and Maniac felt he same.

Anonymous said...

Tyriq Bigot

I think the them is love. he looks for someone who cares about him

Shanara Mosley said...

I think the theme of Maniac Magee is sad because his parents die, his aunt and uncle hate each other, he's white and nobody likes him, he keeps getting in to trouble and his friend Grayson died so i think thats sad because its like everytime something good happens something bads happens after. I also say that the theme is sad because he wants an address and he doesn't have one and if i was him i would feel sad because i don't have an address either because its like you don't have a place to call home and like you don't have a home and thats what maniac Magee is looking for a place to call home and to feel like hes somebody.

Anonymous said...

Christian

I think the theme is friendship and death. friendship- the friend ship he had with Grayson was special;. Death- Maniac was devastated when he heard Grayson died and his family.

JaToya Brown said...

JaToya Brown

I think the theme of this poem is friendship and family. The reason why I think the theme of this poem is friendship is because Maniac made a lot of friends in this book for an example he meet this girl named Amanda Beale in chapter 3 and they was friends. He also was friends with other people Mars Bars and hands down. Another reason why I think it’s family is because he spent time with his aunt Dot and uncle Dan and they are family.

marlin castillo said...

I think that the theme of the story Maniac Magee is sadness because he has been through so many things like the death of his parents and every body talking about him saying that he was born in a garbage truck or something like that, he has to live in between of his aunt and uncle and by between I mean between his aunt and uncle cant stand each other they split up everything, and they are always arguing, and I know that I wouldn’t want to be in between of that, also a lot of maniacs friends and parents are dying.

Anonymous said...

Ivana Vazquez

Now I think that the theme is death, because in the beginning Jeffery's parents died. I think that that's what the entire story is about. Because if it wasn't for that, Jeffery wouldn't have lived with his aunt and uncle and ran away.

br@nden robinson 6a said...

I think the theme of Maniac Magee is that he is sad because he is always running and there is alot of people in his fam that died or his friends.And sometimes some people always being mean to him and he be nice to them by.

Treyvon Rogers said...

I think the theme of this book is life because a lot of people without a home do this. like a homeless man,He has to keep on going place to place to find the right home. If I was maniac I would do the same thing. I wouldn't like to live with my aunt and uncle if they didn't live together. That way I wouldn't be able to spend time with both of them and sometimes they might bring a lot of different people that only they know.
Real homeless people move from city to city or street to street because they can't find the right place they are looking for. Unlike Maniac some homeless don't have any house to go to because they are sick that they can't go to work so they won't get paid so they don't pay the rent, bills or for the house. Maniac ran away a lot of times because of people dying. Like grayson he was maniac's best friend
and then five days after christmas he died. At the being of the story his mom,dad and his sister died in a accident. But again the theme is life.

Anonymous said...

Shaliyah Keene


I think that the theme of Maniac Magee is death. One reason why I think that the theme is death is because many people died such as Maniac’s parents, his sister and Gracen.

H@k!m H@rr!$ Jr. said...

I think the theme is that when you run away from conflicts in life you will one day come to an end and say "I've been running for a while and heres what I came to, there's no point in running away so I have to man up and face it cause theres no running away this time so I have to see if this problem is a big problem. I've spent my life throwing stones at people now, finaly someone threw it back".

tiggercookietoby said...

I think the theme is that your not excepted everywhere but there is always one place in the world where you are

michelle bozajic said...

well i think the theme of this book is death. and friendship because the death is that jeffrey's parents died and also grayson. who is the person that really protected him. and the friendship part is that he made friends with everyone but no one wanted to be friends with him. like Mars Bar. and amanda beale. it was a good book. but it had some sad parts in it too.

Anonymous said...

I would say the theme is racism because it talks a lot about the separation of the black and whites.

Jeanettejzoj said...

I think the theme of Maniac Magee is that he is sad because he is always running and there is alot of people in his fam that died or his friends.And sometimes some people always being mean to him and he be nice to them by.