Literary Bullies Part II: Nineteen Minutes- The Other Bullies

Peaceful Rampage

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In the last post, it was established that Matt Royston was Peter Houghton’s primary bully in “Nineteen Minutes,” however, he wasn’t the only person in the story to bully Peter. There were plenty of others. Foremost of these was Matt’s hockey teammate or right hand man, Drew Girard. Drew would often join in with Matt’s bullying of Peter and sometimes even initiate it. In one instance, he played the lead role in a bullying incident when he spammed an email Peter had wrote to Matt’s girlfriend Josie proclaiming his love for her. To add further humiliation for Peter, he encouraged Matt to pull Peter’s pants down in the school cafeteria. Many readers, myself included, site this incident as being the final straw which causes Peter to snap and go on his shooting spree.

Back in the early days of Peaceful Rampage, I established the well known fact that girls are…

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Literary Bullies Part II: Nineteen Minutes- The Other Bullies

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