Compare And Contrast King And Smith

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People who look similar, often associate themselves as having the same mindset and thoughts. This is often not true though because every human being is brought up differently and will experience other things than what their twin will experience. This gives them a whole different view on everything they do. Dreamer: A Novel a book by Charles Johnson is about Dr. Martin Luther King and his thoughts during the time he was constructing his civil rights movement. In the book King meets a look alike that is almost an exact replica of him. The name of the person he meets is Chaym Smith. The main thesis of this novel is that, although King and Smith are very unlike, they both need each other very much. King and Smith look exactly alike but are not at all alike in the way they act and how they were raised made them have very different thought processes. The two need each other though because without King having Smith he would not have a twin to cover for himself and Smith would not have a job and would be homeless.…show more content…
If you have two minds that think alike all the time then you can’t have different theories on ideas. King is a well educated man and thinks everything through that he does. Smith has had a much rougher life and is much different on the way he thinks through things. Smith sees a different way of life through people cause he has seen lots of mistreated people. Smith says in the book “There’s two kinds of people in this world. Predators and prey. Lions and lunch” (55). He sees people for what they really are. In the book when Smith is called King by anyone, it makes him very mad. He doesn’t want to be exactly like King and im sure King doesn’t want to be like Smith

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