External Force That Changed Sal's Fears

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The last external force that changed Sal was the fears she gained when she heard that her mom was dead. In the novel Sal gained fears of a whole bunch of life threatening things when her mom died. On page 12 Sal says, “For example, I was terrified of car accidents, death, cancer, brain tumors, nuclear war, pregnant woman, loud noises, strict teachers, elevators, and scads of other things.” This proves that Sal developed fears when her mom died. This is because Sal’s mom picked her up when she got hurt and killed the baby so now Sal is afraid of that. Another example is car accidents because her mom died when the bus crashed. This proves that Sal didn 't think she was brave because of these fears she developed when her mom passed.
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