I think that Steven has matured throughout the book because in the beginning he was ego centric and only saw stuff through his own eyes.
Now he's starting to see how bad Jeffery's situation is and isnt really that jealous of him getting all of the attention to his parents. He sees that he is in great need and needs his parents now. He isnt upset that his dad wont make it to his concert even though he is sad about it. In the beginning there would be a huge fight if his dad wasnt gonna go.
the first big time when he started to mature is when he kicked renee out for having a cold because of jeffrey. the second time is when he was going to give his sticks to his drum teacher. the next time is when he said not to just care about i his self but other people. the last time is when he gave his sticks to samantha.
Steven has grown up and become more mature. Two examples of this are: 1. When Steven shaves his head so that Jeffery doesn't have to go through being bald alone, and second, When Steven finally clicks and he stops thinking about himself and starts thinking about his parents, his brother, and Samantha.
The way that Steven starts to mature is by showing empathy for everyone. At the beginning of the story Steven only thought about himself and how bad it was after Jeff got cancer. Then he went to Mrs. Galleys office and gave him advice that would change him forever "Don't think about the things that you can't change. Think about the things you can." Now he is a hole new person almost a man.
Steven has matured because he has started to break through the wall of being egocentric. He has realized that most of his problems aren't as bad as Samantha's or Annette's or Jeffrey's problems and he is realizing that he has to appreciate that his problems aren't as big as there's. In the chapter that we read today Steven's dad cant come to Steven's concert then Steven gets mad but then he realizes why his dad cant be there because he is to busy working to pay off all of Jeffrey's medical bills for all his treatments. Steven is starting to put himself in other peoples shoes.
Steven is starting to mature so much. In this story he even states it. In the chapter we just read, the title was I'm a man now. If that doesn't give it away, I don't know what will. In the chapter, he also started to complain, than stopped and though about everybody else with worse troubles than him, I think Samantha, the cancer patient he met, really helped him not be so " me this" me that."
Some points in the story where Steven has matured is when he started to think about what Jeffrey was going through instead of thinking about himself. When Steven found out Jeffrey had leukemia he only thought about himself. Now he is more empathetic about Jeffrey's situation and spends more time with him. Another example of Steven maturing is when he promises to Samantha to always stay by Jeffrey's side. He matures because that is a time where he thinks about Jeffrey even more than he already does by promising that.
Steven has not actually become a man, but he is starting to mature. Steven doesn’t think about himself because he knows people are having much more trouble than he is. For example, Steven has two friends and a brother named Samantha, Annette and Jeffery who are struggling from injuries or sicknesses. He helped them by spending them as much time as he could with them. He changed since the beginning of the story because Steven has usually thought about himself, not others.
steven has changed by looking at things differently.for example when his dad said he might not be coming to the concert at first he was mad but then he thought about what jeffery,sam and annette were going through.
Steven has matured a lot from the beginning of the book. He goes from being a self centered unconfident kid to an amazing big brother and a loving person. He realizes he needs to become mature when he has to pull it together for Jeffrey. If he was some immature kid when Jeffrey is sitting there in the hospital it would show that he didnt really care. Now, Steven is facing reality and realizing that Jeffrey could die.
Steven is way more mature now. In the beginning of the story, he only cared about himself. Though now that we are at the end of the book, he started to see other people's perspective. For example, Steven got really mad that his dad might not go to the concert. After that, he said that he shouldnt be mad because people have worse things to think aboout. Such as annette, Jeffrey, and Samantha.
I think that stephen has mutrured and grown through out the book is that hes not egocrntric and doesnt hate his brother any more but in the begining he was egocentric and very hatefull of things this is how he changed
Steven is realizing Jeffery's situation is worse than he thought it was. He is starting to feal for Jeffery. In the beginning of the story Steven was ecocentric. Suddenly, He was glad he didnt have other peoples situations. Steven finally started thinking about others. Because he changed, he is more mature.
In the beginning, after being told Jeffrey had cancer, he says, "Whew! I'm off the hook." He was just happy that he wasn't in trouble, but not caring about Jeffery's condition. Now, he starts to think not only about himself but the people around him. For instance, now he says, "Then, for possibly the first time since all of this had started, I stopped feeling sorry for myself and thought of other people's situations. . ."
well there are alot. one is from drolling over renee alper to thinking she not that importtant. another is not paying atanchen to jeffy to careing and loveing him. he also puts hiself in ather peoples shoes and loveing those people more. so hes mucherd alot and im sure thats just the begging.
Steven is not actualy a man but he is starting to mature,in the begining of the story he said that having a brother was horrible and he even wrote about how much jeffrey is the most annoying thing in his life.Ever since jeffrey's illness he's started looking at the world and his brother in different percpective.
I think that Steven is becoming more of a man now. He is thinking more maturely now like when he was in the car with his dad he was getting all mad at his dad again like he did a lot in the beginning of the story. But then he started to think that things could be worse like he could be Annette who has been waiting all year and working very hard for the All City Jazz Band concert. Then she breaks her arm trying to help her mom and trying not step on the cat. Or Sam who is at the hospital slowly dying all alone, because her sister too busy at college to come and see her. The last thing he says is that I could be Jeffery, who is a kindergartener who has to be on a thousand medications, losing his hair and spending a lot of time at the hospital. Jeffery can't go to school and have fun and then go to the park like a normal 6 year would do. That is how I think Steven is maturing from the start of the book.
At the begginiing of the story Stephen isn't really sure what to do with his life aside from playing drums all day and getting average grades. He starts feeling bad for himself and is beginning to become very egocentric, then when Jeffrey one day got cancer, Stephen was feeling very badl for Jeffery. His school work was getting to be almost a D average, and he was starting to give up. He thought that he had it the worst, that noone else was a comparison to how bad his life was. Finally when he takes a second to stop and look at his life he finds the truth, he is surrounded by people who have it worse than him. Stephen's best friend, Jannete has been working her butt off to get into the Spring concert but she broke her arm so after all that she can't perform, his own brother Jeffrey has leuikemea, he doesn't get to go to school, see his friends, or do what he wants cause' he is extremely sick. He is starting to understand that he doesn't have it the worst, he's starting to be a man.
I think steven is starting to become a man because right when he started to think egocentricly he thought about jeffrey annete his mom. This shows a sign of machurity because in the pst he would think everything is the worst for him but today he chilled out. He handled the situation well.
i think that steven is not a man quite yet. i do think he's maturing greatly though. i think that yhe says he's lucky but he says it because he had the chance to have perspective. i also thinks he notices the more important things, instead of not having alot of poularity or being better at math. before he was egocentric now he cares about other people.
Mr. Christopher A. Bunel6th Grade TeacherThompson Brook SchoolAvon, CT 06001