Thursday, March 22, 2012
Chapters 11 & 12 The turning point I did not see coming.
The word "politicians" can be sweet or sour sounding. In this book for Mr. Conroy I was disgusted at how the things that he did got twisted and turned around in order to make him look like a thief. The boat and the gas, now we know that he was told that it was taking care of and he would not have stolen anything. Even the people of the Island wanted to help Conroy by having a strike and not sending the children to school. We know that this did not last very long, because the parent's would be sent to jail for refusing to sent them to school. They did mean well, and I'm sure Conroy was touched. The boycott had to end. After two months the case would start with some that should have been a friend and not against him and for the record I just did not care for Ted Stone or Piedmont's character's. Mrs. Brown I now understood that she just wanted to be accepted by others and did not know she was a pawn against Conroy. The case appeared that they had won, but the Judge gave a different verdict. He lost his job and unable to teach again in South Carolina. Conroy has no hatred for any involved and believes that he did not change anything in the Yamacraw kids, but I want to believe that he offered them so much more than just living on the Island and not knowing what was on the other side.