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Posted January 28, 2008
Maggie: A Girl from the Streets. Stephen Crane Novel is mainly about a girl named Maggie. She has a brother named Jimmie and Tommie. She also lives with her mom Mary and her dad Mr. Jonson, which is know through the story only by his last name. Maggie¿s dad physically abuses of his children. He is an alcoholic as well as Mary. Maggie, physically, is a beautiful girl and is a romantic girl. The children are terrified form their parents because of their drinking problems. As time passes by, Mr. Johnson dies with his son Tommie in an accident. This really hurts Maggie so she just gives up life and decides to find love on someone else, which is Pete. He then later abandons her for another girl that he met at a bar named Nellie. She basically does the same thing to him and abandons him. Maggie later becomes a prostitute and the neighbors¿ scandal. Maggie is the main character in the novel, but first we learn about Jimmie, Maggie¿s young brother. He grows up in a bad neighborhood and being abused by his father. He grows up violent and combative because of the neighborhood. He cares much about his sister Maggie but she does not seem to care much about him. He has a friend named Pete which is not a mean character in the novel but he is in Maggie¿s life, because he decides to be with her and promise her wealth and money. He seduces her and then abandons her for Nellie. Nellie is the woman of brilliance. She decides to promise Pete the same thing he promised Maggie and then she later abandons him the same way he did with Maggie. Mary, Maggie¿s mom is an alcoholic woman who does not care much about her children and does nothing for her life. Her as well as Mr. Johnson are not caring toward their children. In conclusion this book was not a really good choice because it just talks about how this girl, Maggie, lives her life and does not really have many supporting characters and it also does not connect anything to the story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.