In the short story "Just Once" by Thomas Aygard, Moose's character is revealed through his actions, his words, and the words of others. In conclusion, the actions of Moose through the short story, along with what he and others say, gives the reader a clear picture of his character traits.
Other's Words His WordsActions
"At that precise moment... Moose decided to go public".(Aygard 21)"The Moose did not know whether to grin at hearing his name shouted by the crowd or to frown." (Aygard 23)"The Moose grinned, but he had a strange and distant look in his eyes." (Aygard 26)"I want to carry the ball," said Moose. (Aygard 22)"Just once," state Moose. (Aygard 23)Moose stated, "Never again." (Aygard 26)"Sweet," some of the teachers called it. (Aygard 20)"Nice," others said. (Aygard 20)"Most of his teammates agreed that probably the Moose had been nuturing the hang-up secretly for two years or more." (Aygard 20)