Corduroy

By: Don Freeman

Summary

The book "Corduroy" is about a teddy bear who once lived in the toy department Day after day he waited with all the animals and dolls for somebody to take him home. Then a girl named Lisa saw Corduroy and wanted to take him home but her mom said that she has spent too much money and that Corduroy is missing a button on his strap. Later that night, Corduroy goes and wanders off to find his missing button. He sees a mattress of buttons and attempts to pull one off thinking that it is his, and ends up falling over onto the floor, knocking a lamp down. A male security guard then comes and puts him back on the shelf. The next day, Lisa returns to the store with money to buy him and brings him back to her house, giving Corduroy his first home.

Implication No. 1

My first implication is to not judge a book by its cover. The girl’s mother in the story judged Corduroy to be an old rugged bear because he was missing one of his buttons. The mother thought that Corduroy wouldn't make Lisa happy and that it was a waste of money to purchase Corduroy

"Not today dear ... I've spent to much already. Besides he doesn't look new. He's lost the button to one of his shoulder straps ."

Implication No. 2

My second implication is that there's no place like home. Corduroy always wanted to live in a palace but he ends up completely happy to live with Lisa in her bedroom with his own tiny bed.

" This must be home... I know I've always wanted a home!"

Question of the Day

Have you ever been misjudged by someone and felt bad?

Please comment down below

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2 years ago
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I have been misjudged multiple times, it affected me when I was younger but now it just like words breezing by me when people insult me. (:

2 years ago
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I really enjoyed seeing the different implications I have missed home before when I was like 10, and can relate to Corduroy.

2 years ago
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Yes I have been misjudged not just once but plenty of times. It is terrible to be misjudged because they think that your someone else when in reality they don't know you at all. I really liked and agreed with both of your implications.

2 years ago
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Yes I have been misjudged before just as Courdoroy, but I used it as motivation.

2 years ago
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I have been misjudged and is does not feel good. You feel like you have no one but yourself. I don't like being misjudged and I hope you don't get misjudged either.

2 years ago
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Yes, I have one of my best friends told me that when she first saw me she thought i was going to be totally different then I really am. This kinda made be feel bad because i felt that she judged me before she got to know me.

2 years ago
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I agree with your first implication on that no one or nothing should be judged. It's not fair... The person hasn't gotten a chance to meet you and you haven't met them. But relating to Jon's post judging IS human nature.

In regards to your question... I don't remember anything right at this point. I probably have and don't even know about it because normally people keep it a secret in their heads, like, "Ew, I don't like her."

2 years ago
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I have been misjudged before, just like everybody else. You just have to turn the words around and use them to help you get better.

2 years ago
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I have been misjudged before, but everyone will get misjudged at some point in their life.

2 years ago
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yes because some people judge by what i look like and the color of my skin and I don't like that. This makes me wonder if our country has came up to date with the world.