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This student essay on We All Fall Down attributes Buddy's misfortune to fate. His alcoholism is spurred on by his parents' divorce. Harry perverts the lost father figure by encouraging vandalism and alcoholism. Finally, Buddy's break up with Jane…

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This student essay on We All Fall Down compares Buddy and Jane and how each responds to being victimized. The role of family guidance in overcoming adversity factors largely in the comparison. Henerson also considers Jane and Buddy's relationship.

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This student essay on We All Fall Down links the title of the novel to the children's rhyme "Ring Around the Rosie" and to each character's sad fate. Thompson looks at Michael Stallings, Jane Jerome, and Buddy Walker as they fell into suicide,…

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David Vilandre, Director of the Worcester County Young Writers' Institute, writes to Robert Cormier thanking him for his response to student questions on Fade. He encloses three student essays and questions on We All Fall Down regarding Harry's role…

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Karen at Random House writes to send Robert Cormier a proof for a new book cover design for We All Fall Down and request his comments. The cover image shows three figures through a window trashing a home on a dark night.

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Robert Cormier responds to Karen's request for thoughts on a cover design for We All Fall Down. Cormier admits he likes the concept, but thinks the figures in the window should be further up in the foreground and comments that the Jerome home has two…

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These notes on the structure of We All Fall Down reveal aspects of Cormier's drafting and revision process. The first page is a handwritten rough outline of major events in the chapters. The second page is a typed list of ten concerns on narrative…

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John Richter, the Youthful Offender Program Coordinator at the Orange County Corrections Department in Florida, writes to Robert Cormier about his Literature-N-Living class. He describes the class and the work students do including discussion, essay…

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Participant I in the Literature-N-Living class presents his reflections on leadership and his aspirations to become a leader to an audience of peers and their family members.

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Participant B in the Literature-N-Living class presents his lessons learned from We All Fall Down to an audience of peers and their family members. He speaks on consequences, regret, and being honest.

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A participant in the Literature-N-Living class presents his thoughts on We All Fall Down to an audience of peers and their family members. He talks about how he used to be like Harry Flowers, thinking that he could get away with anything. He also…

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A participant in the Literature-N-Living class presents his thoughts on We All Fall Down to an audience of peers and their family members. He talks about how the effect of seeing crime from the victim's perspective has changed his thinking. He also…

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Participant F in the Literature-N-Living class presents his thoughts on We All Fall Down to an audience of peers and their family members. He talks about the value of trust and how rare it is, comparing Jane Jerome's broken trust in Buddy and his own…

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A participant in the Literature-N-Living class presents his thoughts, based on a reading of We All Fall Down, to an audience of peers and their family members. He speaks of the pain his crime caused others, especially his family and he asks for…

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A participant in the Literature-N-Living class, after reading We All Fall Down, presents his thoughts to an audience of peers and their family members. He talks about owning one's mistakes, becoming a man, and honoring God. He calls on his audience…
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