Dear Future Girl Can T Dance Analysis

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Growing up can cause a lot of problems. But Dear Future and Girl Can’t Dance are two stories in which James and Emma solve some of them. Statistics show that stress levels for teens exceeds what is healthy (5.8 instead of 3.9 on a 10-point scale) and tops adults’ average reported stress levels (5.1). (American Psychological Association). Dear Future and Girl Can’t Dance have similarities and differences like use of symbolism and setting. One item in common is Dear Future and Girl Can’t Dance use symbolism to represent how the characters James and Emma feel. For example, in Dear Future the author wrote, “And lately she hadn’t been doing so well in school, and everyone thought she was D-E-P-R-E-S-S-E-D (she spelled it out like that).” (Montemarano 31). This shows symbolism because the…show more content…
An example is in Dear Future the author writes, “But it doesn’t seem particularly bright right now, in this cold, musty church basement.” (Montemarano 27). The depressing and bland setting sets the mood for the story. It represents how James feels internally about his life in that period. On the other hand, in Girl Can’t Dance the text said, “I stopped eating lunch with Aubree and started sitting with Serena Malik and the popular group. A couple of weeks earlier, they had made fun of me.” (Yee 18). This setting creates a very childish middle school mood. It shows how immature the people in the story and the whole situation was. In summary, Dear Future and Girl Can’t Dance share a lot of similarities and differences. Both stories use symbolism to represent how the characters feel internally. In contrast the two stories are different because they have different settings that create a specific mood. These two stories are great for young adults that go through the common issues of growing up and learning from it, so if that seems interesting dive into one

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