eddie viewed his sister as a bad person
how eddie viewed himself in the story of cintepede
When Eddie saw his sister beating his dog with a stick, he felt hate like a caged, angry beast in
his chest. He could not cry to his sister because she had a weak heart. He recalled the things his
sister did to him.
For Eddie, his sister, Delia was the meanest creature he knew. He remembered when he was
furiously hit by his sister when she learned that the leg of her doll was accidentally torn by him.
Nothing Eddie did ever pleased her. Destroying willfully anything he liked had become a habit
for her. She even told Berto to kill his monkey because it snickered at her one morning, while
she was brushing her teeth.
Eddie did not tell anything when she told Father that she did not like Eddie's pigeon house
because it stank and he had to give away his pigeons and Berto had to chop the house into
He learned how to hold himself because he knew they had to put up with her whims to keep her
calm and quiet. But when she dumped his butterflies into a waste can and burned them in the
backyard, he realized that she was spiting him.
Eddie got a big centipede that Berto found under the stack he chopped. He made sure that it was
dead and placed it in a white cloth.
He unwrapped and threw it on the lap of his sister whom he hated so much. His sister collapsed.
Her voice dragged off into a painstaking moan.
Eddie was engulfed by a sudden feeling of pity and guilt. He cried kneeling before her, telling
her that the centipede was dead.
that she is always right
In the story of The Centipede,Eddie viewed his sister like a person that is always right because Eddie
never complain to her..