In The End, True Friendship Lasts Forever

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In The End, True Friendship Lasts Forever Sometimes throughout life, the only person you can turn to is your friend to help you carry on. True friendship is something that will never end. In the story "Priscilla and the Wimps" by Richard Peck, a girl named Priscilla stands up to the school punks for her friend Melvin. Although Monk and the Kobras terrorizes the school, Priscilla puts a stop to the intimidation.

Monks and his minions love to disturb others. For example, Monk the Kobras harasses students who are walking through the hallways for their lunch money. This shows that they threaten everyone and they don't know what to do. Everyone is fed up with them and sick of being pushed around. In addition, Monk likes what they are doing to the other students. This also shows that Monk does these things for their own pleasure. He is probably doing this because he wants attention from people and wants others to be terrified of him.

The Kobras did not have anything better to do with their power except abuse it.

Priscilla is brave to confront the thugs who are terrorizing the school. For example, when the Kobras were bothering Melvin for his wallet, Priscilla hits the guy's had and makes him let go of Melvin. Priscilla demonstrates her loyalty to her friend by standing up for Melvin. She wants to protect her friend from the harassment and violence she sees. Priscilla doesn't say much, but she is fed up with the Kobras behavior towards their peers. This shows that she has the courage to stand up for what she believes to be right and what is wrong. She treasures her friendship with Melvin, therefore, helps him when he is in need. Priscilla's bravery and integrity conquered the...