Contrast how john and roy view the rockpile in “the rockpile” by james baldwin.

Contrast how john and roy view the rockpile in “the rockpile” by james baldwin.

The boys were frequently warned not to play in the rock pile because it was dangerous. John heeded this warning while Roy was tempted to play in the rock pile by the neighborhood children. Unfortunately, Roy was hurt on the day he disobeyed the warnings.

He saw it as something dangerous.

Roy sees it as fun, but John sees it as frightening.

The boys were frequently warned not to play in the rock pile because it was dangerous. John heeded this warning while Roy was tempted to play in the rock pile by the neighborhood children. Unfortunately, Roy was hurt on the day he disobeyed the warnings.

Roy sees it as fun, but john sees it as frightening.

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