Richard knight. he is a poetry but he do not share his poems with the others all he does is write a poem and keeps it in his drawer. for his classmates a person who writes poetry is a sissy. richard knight is afraid to share his dream with his father, pa. he doesn't want his father to be disappointed with him. in my opinion we all must follow our dream we must not let go our dream for others. we should do what we want and should listen to our heart. never give up in trying. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.... i don't know whether my answers helped you but i hope there is something you may get from here.. i am also not that sure about the answers i gave >< LOL