By Stanley P. Baldwin

The unique CliffsNotes examine publications supply a glance into severe components and ideas inside of vintage works of literature.

In CliffsNotes at the Contender, you inspect an ethical story that emphasizes the significance of the struggle over the prize, the standard of the fight over the outcome.

Following the advance of the novel's protagonist, this examine guide's in-depth personality research covers the coming-of-age of a highschool dropout who actually fights younger boxers and figuratively braves the internal battles of peer strain. different beneficial properties that assist you determine this crucial paintings include

  • Life and heritage of the writer, Robert Lipsyte
  • Introduction to the publication with a synopsis, personality record, and personality map
  • Summaries, severe commentaries, and glossaries for every chapter
  • Critical essays targeting environment, significant topics, and the author's writing style
  • A evaluation part that exams your wisdom and indicates essay topics
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He has come for a fix. Alfred tries to apologize for the burglar alarm at the grocer and to remind James of their friendship. “That was kid stuff,” says James. He takes a packet of white powder from Hollis and prepares to have a fix; Alfred wants to stop him but is too stoned himself to speak. Alfred falls to the floor and passes out. Commentary Upon his arrival at the party, Alfred tries to convince himself, as much as the revelers, that he is still in training and will only stay a few minutes.

Alfred recognizes Harold, a stocky, politically oriented young man whom he knew in high school. Harold and a slender young woman named Lynn try to recruit Alfred, but he hurries on to church. After worship services, Alfred, Aunt Pearl, and the girls ride the subway to Jamaica, a suburban village in Queens, to visit Pearl’s sister Dorothy and her family. Dorothy’s husband, Wilson, has a good job and has purchased a house. Their son, Jeff, has a scholarship to college and may join the Peace Corps.

Glossary shadowboxing sparring with an imaginary opponent, especially in training as a boxer; here, the exercise Donatelli has Alfred do to train, the exercise Alfred tires of and sees no purpose in. tenpin a specific one of the ten bowling pins. Here, it suggests the way Alfred is knocked over by the medicine ball. racketeers people who obtain money illegally, as by bootlegging, fraud, or, especially, extortion. Here, Lou Epstein uses the term in reference to the bad people he sees affiliated with boxing.

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