Paper: An Introduction to the Analysis of the Literature by Borden Deal

T.J. could not stand that a stranger was going to tear down what they had worked on exhaustingly for weeks. He decided to let out his anger on destroying the garden himself. After the garden was destroyed, he wanted to go back home where he once lived. The reason he wanted to build a garden was to bring back the country feeling to the city. He did not want to give up his country life. He has an olfactory sense of spring. He can sense spring coming by the smell of the air. T.J. was very determine to finish the garden. He worked harder than the others did. The narrator says, T.J. kept plugging alone on his own He really wanted to finish the garden. After the garden had been destroyed, his desire was to get back to the country where he came from, and build a whole new life there. Growing crops was his life. He lives on it. He wasp determined to bring back the country feeling to the city. If he could not have that, he would go back to the country. In conclusion, the character T.J. plainly displays several qualities that set him apart from his companions. His exceptional knowledge of the world and of how to relate to people is indisputable in his capability to plan and devise the roof garden and stipulate with the other boys on the preferred crops. Correspondingly, he acts with a quick wit when the adults perceive the garden. Through the characters observable emotional connection to the earth and the seasons, T.J. emerges as a very sensitive person as well. T.J.s brawny outing to complete the garden coupled with his contumacious importunity that he and the boys destroy it themselves illustrate that T.J. possess a greater sense of determination than his peers. T.J.s final acts of fleeing the city for the comfort of the land he loves makes complete the impression that he stood alone among his companions as a highly intelligent, sensitive, and determined young person....