Wonder

Wonder

by

R. J. Palacio

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Mr. Browne Character Analysis

Mr. Browne is August's English teacher at Beecher Prep. Every month he designates a precept for the month and leads students in exercises to think about what the precepts mean. Most of them encourage students to be kind, good friends, and to be curious and willing to try their best. His first precept exercise—to “choose kind”—is what makes August believe he'll like school.
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Mr. Browne Character Timeline in Wonder

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August: Choose Kind
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...he does notice that Jack sits next to him again. The teacher introduces himself as Mr. Browne and begins going over the syllabus. Then, he writes the word "PRECEPT" on the board... (full context)
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
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After a few minutes, Mr. Browne writes that the most important thing for the students to learn is who they are.... (full context)
August: Mr. Browne's October Precept
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Mr. Browne 's October precept is "your deeds are your monuments." He explains that the saying originally... (full context)
Jack: Fortune Favors the Bold
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Mr. Browne 's December precept is that “fortune favors the bold.” He asks the class to write... (full context)
August: The Last Precept
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Mr. Browne 's final precept is to "follow the day and reach for the sun." He includes... (full context)
Appendix
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The appendix includes Mr. Browne 's precepts for the year. They overwhelmingly encourage students to be good friends, be kind,... (full context)