“Danger Zone” – it is a piece of literature, which tells us about the unusual basketball team. It takes a long journey on different countries. Jimmy Doyle, the main character of the story, is a great player that was born in Minnesota and has never left his native city. When he became a member of the team, his life changed. Becoming a part of team, he met new people and travelled through many countries. When they went to Italy, Jimmy get into a big mess in Rome.
This journey to Italy was very hard for the protagonist and he was thinking about leaving the team and going home. It was a really hard moment for Jimmy.
The main conflict of the novel is based on argument between Jimmy’s teammate Augustus and Jimmy. There were a number of reasons for this quarrel. The author especially accentuates on the ethnical problem and relations between white and black people. Each of these guys was sure that they knew everything about each other and about the problem.
There are also some other situations that have a conflict. First of all it is the relations between Jimmy and his girlfriend, who left in the USA, while Jimmy was in Italy. The man got a kiss from unknown girl and his girlfriend discovered it and became jealous. The other conflict took place between Augustus and neo-nazi guy. They made a fight that caused a lot of problems. The situation was commented by journalist that made Augustus even angrier. All these created a number of problems for the team. The next point is that Jimmy took place on the bench because of the death threat.
The most significant moment of the novel is the accident when Jimmy was shut in the leg by the terrorist.
The resolution and the most important moment of the novel it is the visit of Augustus to the wounded Jimmy before the operation.
There are two themes raised in the novel. The first one touches the problem of aggression and conflicts because of various reasons that cause a number of problems. Another important topic of Danger zone is racism and relations between different rations that is shown with the help of the fight between Germans who don’t like black people and Augie.
The novel highlights the idea that it is you who must control your life and not vice versa. It is shown on the example of Jimmy who lost his self-control in any scared situation that can change his life.
This book is a great masterpiece that shows the psychology of the personality and its behavior in stressing situation, the ability to cope with them and to build good relations with people around you.
“Danger Zone” – it is a piece of literature, which tells us about the unusual basketball team. It takes a long journey on different countries. Jimmy Doyle, the main character of the story, is a great player that was born in Minnesota and has never left his native city. When he became a member of the team, his life changed.