Q. Why does the narrator call Priscilla and Melvin “the odd couple”? Melvin is short but Priscilla is tall. Priscilla and Melvin are boyfriend and girl friend.
What’s the theme of Priscilla and the wimps?
The main theme is bullying because the whole story talks about how the Kobras are bullying everyone and nobody would stand up for themselves. But later in the story when the Kobras are picking on Priscilla’s only friend she confronts them and sets them straight.
What do the Kobras want from Melvin?
What do the Kobras want from Melvin Detweiler? They want his lunch money.
Who is Monk Klutter?
Monk Klutter: Monk is a very rude, obnoxious person. He is very self centered. When Monk wants something he gets it and doesn’t care how other people feel about it. He is the leader of the gang Klutter’s kobras and he thinks he is also the leader of the school.
Which quote identifies the start of the conflict between the Kobras and Melvin?
Which quote identifies the start of the conflict between the Kobras and Melvin? “Melvin is one of the smallest guys above midget status I have ever seen.” “Kobras made sweeps of the halls for after-school shakedowns.”
Who is Melvin in Priscilla and the wimps?
In the story, Monk was picking on Melvin (Peck 2), who was Priscilla’s closest friend (Peck 1), and Priscilla ended up putting him in a hammerlock and then locking him in a locker for a whole week (Peck 3).
What is the inciting incident in Priscilla and the wimps?
Priscilla and Melvin are in the hallway getting ready to leave the school. A Kobra gang member comes along, stops Melvin, and asks him for a hall pass. Melvin gets bullied by the Kobra and Priscilla steps in.
What point of view is Priscilla and the wimps?
This story is written in first person. You can see this when the narrator speaks in the first person when talking about his problems at school. “I admit it. I’m five foot five, and when the Kobras slithered by, with or without Monk, I shrank.
What is the falling action of Priscilla and the wimps?
The falling action is when Priscilla gets aggressive and throws Monk Klutter in a locker and locks it. Melvin gets his lunch money back and that night there was a blizzard and the school was closed for a week and the gang never messed with Melvin or Priscilla ever again!
How Does Priscilla and the wimps end?
Monk, Priscilla, Melvin, and my brother have now graduated and don’t know where each other are, But the Priscillas locker is no longer used. It is now filled with the old hall passes that Monk made people buy and pictures of Monk and Priscilla.
Who is the author of Priscilla and the wimps?
“Priscilla and the Wimps” is Richard Peck’s first short story. In the 1970s, an editor asked him to write a very short story about life in a junior high school. Peck had only thirty-six hours to write it.
What makes Monk intimidating to the other students?
Monk does not normally physically touch anyone, but he bullies kids by the way he looks and acts. He wears brass-toed boots, and he cleans his nails with a knife. This is threatening to the kids and makes them scared of Monk and his gang. By acting mean and intimidating to other students, Monk is behaving like a bully.
Who are the characters in Priscilla and the wimps?
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- Characters. Monk Kuttler, Priscilla Roseberry, Melcin Getweiller,Klutter’s Kobras.
- Monk Kuttler. Static character because he does not change throughout the story.
- Priscilla Roseberry.
- Melvin Getweiller.
- Klutter’s Kobras.