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Bridge to Terabithia Quotes by Katherine Paterson

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Jesse Aarons

The first thing we learn about Jess is his ambition to be "the best runner of the fourth and fifth grades" 4. And that's what drives him for the first several chapters of the book — being the fastest and best runner. It's something he can improve if he works really hard, that will make people proud of him, that's totally accepted in his society, and that will be seen as masculine — all pretty important things for a kid who feels like a bit of an outcast. But while he might have some ability, Jess just isn't naturally the fastest runner: he has to work really hard at it. When Leslie comes along, she easily beats him and all the others, and for all we know she never trained at it. Jess's other, more secret ambition is to become a good artist.

Jess is the principal character of Bridge to Terabithia. The story is told through his eyes, though not in his voice, and thus we are given a deeper glimpse at his soul and motivations than those of anyone else in the book. Jess sees himself as a very ordinary boy, at least until Leslie comes along. He is unable to identify those characteristics that distinguish him from the rest because he is constantly in conflict with the various facets of his life. He has several distinct roles that those around him expect him to play. His family expects him to be the dutiful son and brother, and his own personality often seems to be less important to them than his ability to get the chores done.

Source Jess Aarons is the protagonist of Bridge to Terabithia. A new girl, Leslie Burke, races against him and the other boys, but no matter how fast he runs, she won. She and May Belle instantly bond, but Jess is still reluctant.
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Leslie & Jess - Bridge to Terabithia

Paterson and Jeff Stockwell. Bridge to Terabithia tells the story of bullied kids Jesse Aarons and Leslie Burke, year-old neighbors who create a fantasy world called Terabithia and spend their free time together in an abandoned tree house. The original novel was based on events from the childhood of the author's son, screenwriter David Paterson. When he asked his mother if he could write a screenplay of the novel, she agreed in part because of his ability as a playwright. Production began in February , and the film was finished by November. Principal photography was shot in Auckland , New Zealand within 60 days.

Jess appears as one of the two protagonists. He lives with his father, mother, and four sisters. However, his little sister, May Belle , worships him, but he believes her to be a nusciance. All summer, Jess has been practicing to win a race being held at school. A new girl, Leslie Burke , races against him and the other boys, but no matter how fast he runs, she won. Despite losing the race, she is a good sport and offers him friendship. He refuses and takes May Belle away.

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