Direct Characterization In Sickened By Julie Gregory

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By observing the way Julie Gregory uses descriptions in the book Sickened, a reader can obtain a deeper understanding as to how Julie’s character grows and develops throughout the story. For example, in the early pages of the book when Julie was only seven, her mother feeds her matches and she describes them in a mouthwatering way, using phrases like “shimmery crimson tips” and “metallic zolt” to relate to the reader the excitement she felt while eating them. Then, later in the book when she is around thirteen, Julie drinks a barium solution at the doctor’s office to help highlight her digestive track to see if there are any problems. She describes this experience as torturous, and remembers the taste of matches while drinking the barium. She

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