The Body of Christopher Creed

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Israa Elkork


Ms. Kidd

Tuesday, June 12/12

The Body of Christopher Creed

Bullying is an ordinary problem among teenagers today. Different types of bullying effect people in many different ways. The novel, The Body of Christopher Creed demonstrates different people bullying other human beings for no good reason. Renee Bowen, Alex Arrington, and most importantly, Mrs. Creed are examples of bullying used in the novel; each uses different types of bullying.

Renee Bowen verbally bullies other kids in school, who are not friends with her, but is seen as a nice girl, until people get to meet her, and then she is neither so nice nor friendly. When Renee meets Ali at the WaWa; Renee gets up in Ali's face and bullies her by calling her and her mom sluts because of the rumors she started. This is evident as Torey states, "Your stupid sex life makes it a problem where you stay!" Renee hollered.

"I didn't cause your legendary rep, Ali! You caused it! If people think you're a slut, that's because you practically begged them to! My dad told me about your mother. Well, guess what? You're no better." (Plum- Ucci, 207) Renee also surprisingly bullies Bo Richardson. When they were at the WaWa, Renee spots Bo and gets frightened, when Bo starts making fun of how scared she looks; she says, "I'm not scared of you, you 'tard," she croaked" (Plum - Ucci, 208), she also threatens Bo by telling him her father's a cop and that he should not mess with her. This is evident as Torey states, "My dad's a cop." Renee breathed nervously. "Don't fuck with me." (Plum - Ucci, 209) When Renee finds out at the WaWa that Torey was going to break up with Leandra, she gets mad,