Characters in Biggie
Two of the most important characters are Henry ‘Biggie’ and his brother Maddux. Maddux is the one who encourages Biggie to play baseball. Another important character is Laser, Biggie’s stepdad. Laser is Biggie’s personal trainer and helps Biggie get into shape to try out for the baseball team. The person who gave Biggie the idea of trying out for the team is Annabelle. Biggie was given the position of pitcher is P.E. Biggie never pitched before but he threw a perfect game. Annabelle told him to tryout for pitcher of the school’s baseball team. He did but didn’t make it but the with help of Maddux and Laser he could make it in the next year. Some of the minor characters include: Kyle Biggie’s teammate and friend who also encourages him to be a pitcher for the team. ‘Killer’, and ‘Jet’ are also on Biggie’s team but they don’t do much to push the story, they are mostly there for background.
One of the characters who stays loyal to Biggie is Kyle. When Biggie tried out for the team a second time he made it but was set to throw some of the last pitches of the game. Biggie then felt that there was no point in going to practices or games. The team made it to the championship game but Biggie didn’t wan’t to play. Kyle tells Biggie that he is important to the team and that if he showed up they could win. Biggie believed Kyle’s promise and play the championship game and they won. Another loyal character is Maddux who plays catch with Biggie and does everything he can to help him improve his pitching. Maddux was in the dugout when Biggie played the championship game and believed in Biggie the entire time. Biggie’s sidekick in the story is Maddux who is Biggie’s brother and friend. He stays loyal and helps Biggie when he doubts himself. Biggie relays on him because he has knowledge of baseball.
The protagonist in this story is Biggie. A protagonist is someone who wants change. At first Biggie is happy with himself the way he is. Biggie earned his nickname because he was a big kid. 17 years old 6 foot 5 inches and 300 pounds. Biggie didn’t want to change anything about his self he was happy being big, not exercising, and having no friends. Biggie only tried out for the team because he wanted to impress Annabelle, The person who told him to play pitcher. When Biggie when to the doctors office the doctor told him that he might have diabetes. This pushed Biggie in the direction of training with his stepdad and later making the baseball team. The antagonist in the book is also Biggie. The antagonist is standing in the was of change. Biggie has many doubts about himself playing baseball. On top of that he was never into sports as a child, he has a low self esteem and was never noticed by anybody, if he was they would just bully him. When Biggie starts getting good at baseball he has doubts and fears and sometimes debates on quitting the baseball path and going back to doing what he does best well, what everyone at his school say he does best, Being a nobody.