He practices away his worries and goes to bed, dreaming about the opening bell. He was breathing hard, but I knew he was more thirsty than tired. In order to go to the Golden Gloves, they must fight each other to make it to the next stage. They are each determined, and they even keep fighting after the referee rings the bell. They both want to go to the Golden Glove championships from their school. Felix eye was swollen and Antonio nose was blood cane out. The story is about two Seventeen-year-olds named Antonio Cruz and Felix Varga they are best friends who both dream of being lightweight boxing champions.
One day they find out that they are going to be fighting each other in a match to win the Golden Gloves. In the end, however, their relationship survives because both boys value their friendship above their ambitions. And again I saw her eyes on the long curving horns and the arm of my brother Leon around her shoulders. Labang's white coat, which I had wshed and brushed that morning with coconut husk, glistened like beaten cotton under the lamplight and his horns appeared tipped with fire. Now the shadows took fright and did not crowd so near. They have a fight planned, that both must win in order to move onto bigger and better things.
She looked down once at her high-heeled shoes, then she gave her left hand to my brother Leon, placed a foot on the hub of the wheel, and in one breath she had swung up into the cart. When they fight there is a winner the story does not mention the winner but they walk away arm and arm and their friendship was not hurt or dispelled. They are both strong athletes who show their community that friendship is more important than winning. S: In 2005, when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans it was devastating to see all of the people who were flooded out of their homes. He sat in the big armchair by the western window, and a star shone directly through it.
What dream do the boy share? Prentice Hall Literature Bronze Edition. They agree to treat each other like typical opponents in the ring, and they vow that, whatever happens, their friendship will remain intact. In the Golden Glove championships there are wrestlers from everywhere for the same reason. But in the deep gorge the shadows had fallen heavily, and even the white of Labang's coat was merely a dim, grayish blur. When the two boys, Antonio and Felix, learn that they are to compete against each other in the biggest fights of their lives, they are conflicted.
Lesson Summary Antonio and Felix are talented and passionate boxers. Aeschinus helps him in his romantic pursuit while pretending to woo the girl himself, which enrages the family of his fiancee. The sun was in our eyes, for it was dipping into the bright sea. Then I went out, and in the darkened hall the fragrance of her was like a morning when papayas are in bloom. Piri finalizes his theme through the ultimate actions of the boys. Themes to Look For and Discuss Friendship Felix and Antonio's friendship is based on years of trust and support of each other.
Then a time comes when their friendship is threatened because for the first time ever, they have to compete against one another in a match. The boys realize that this fight is hurting their friendship and decide to leave the ring together instead of fighting to the end. Click Add to My Lesson Plans to make a copy of the lesson. Neither wants their fight to impact their friendship. The event that creates a wall between them was when they were jogging they started to talk about the fight. Another great way to engage your students is with storyboards that use from short stories. Storyboarding is a great way to compare and contrast literary elements, characters, or events.
They're also best friends, or amigos in Spanish. Antonio and Felix, two seventeen year old boys, have grown up together and are very close to one another. At the beginning of the film, Benny is training with a punching bag, doing push-ups and pull-ups, all underscored with rap music. The Golden Gloves Championship Tournament is approaching, and both boys are trying to qualify for the competition. Amigo Brothers is about two boys named Antonio and Felix who have been friend for forever. Throughout the story, their stress and concern for their relationship is revealed through the conversations they have with each other, their thoughts that haunt them before the fight, and the choice they make at the end of the fight. They must choose between their friendship and the competition, two themes of the story, and decide which is more important to them.
After cold water is poured on both of them, they start to come back to reality. My brother Leon put down the two trunks on the grassy side of the road. Meanwhile, after spending some time in the waiting room, Antonio and Felix are escorted to the wrestling ring from two different stairways and walkways. Platinum Platinum quality Add 15% to price. S, When You Look Me in the Eyes, Burnin Up, Tonight, A little bit longer, Paranoid, and Fly With Me.
Both boys are unable to stop thinking about protecting the other because their relationship is so important to them. Before the results are even calculated, the boxers have walked off, friends who do not care about the outcome of the fight. Initially, the two friends pretend that their upcoming fight changes nothing. By: Piri Thomas Amigo Brothers Plot Two teenage boxers, who treat each other as brothers, have to box each other. Setting Mood The roof of Antonio's tenement is quiet and dark.
He swallowed and brought up to his mouth more cud and the sound of his insides was like a drum. The film ends on a positive note at the beginning of the fight between the two friends. Antonio is lean and nimble, and his fighting style is very precise. At the match the both fight hard and after 3 rounds no one wins, so the judges have to pick a winner. They understand that their fierce competition could hurt their bond, and they eventually decide to walk away from their boxing match.