It is wise to be independent and not consider advice
Phaethon should always listen to his parents
When you don't listen you get what you deserve
It is wise to listen to those with experience
First Person, Apollo is telling the story
Second Person, You is inferred
Third Person Omniscient
First Person Limited
Apollo wanted to protect Phaethon from the teasing
Phaethon dared to approach Apollo's throne
Apollo was bound by his promise to Phaethon
Apollo asked Phaethon to do it as a favor
"You said I could have anything," whined Phaethon.
"Really? Then I have only one wish," answered Phaethon. "I'd like to drive you chariot."
Well, just to prove it to your friends once and for all, I will grant you any wish you desire."
"Wait, my son!" There are things you need to know!" cried Apollo "Oh father! You worry too much. I've seen you drive. I know what to do," Phaethon answered.
The reader knows Jamal's and the teache's thoughts.
The reader knows the thoughts of Jamal and Billy Hawkins.
The reader knows the thoughts and feelings of Jamal.
The reader understands that "you" is inferred.
Jamal loves sports and yet dislikes when the baseball player, Billy Hawkins, visits the class.
Jamal loves school and wants to do better so that he can make the school baseball team.
The one sport that Jamal loves is the only sport being offered at the school.
The one thing Jamal hates is the one thing he needs to succeed at to play baseball.
The are related to each other through family relationships.
They want the students to understand the importance of school.
They are interested in professional baseball.
They are friends with Mr. Billy Hawkins for a long time.
Sometimes it is best to ignore adults.
Sometimes play comes before work.
One cannot forget the importance of an education.
One can make it in life without an education.
Jamal's mom recalled when she was a little girl and how she enjoyed friends at school.
Jamal's father remembered when he was a young boy and played baseball at school.
Jamal's father thought back to his struggles with reading, and how his parents didn't care.
Jamal's mom was only nine when she joined the math club at school.
Jamal values an education from school books.
Jamal values sports over education.
Jamal has a hard time remembering facts.
Jamal wants to know the steps to becoming President.