In the western world we have an innumerable amount of privileges and beneficial effects, which gives us a set of outstanding and exclusive options, that should not lightly be taken for granted. We are liberated and emancipated from the chains of indigence, which so many other countries in the east are bound of, consequently that means we are free to choose our own identity, our education and what we want to occupy ourselves with, our freedom of speech and in the light of that we are free to pursue our dreams and fulfill them. Or are we actually completely free? In the short story “A Gap of Sky” written by Anna Hope in 2008, the main character, Ellie, illustrates the abstract term of freedom and how it can be interpreted.
In the beginning of the short story, Ellie suddenly wakes up completely wasted with dirt and makeup covering her face, and she feels an urge to go the hall toilet, but describes how the corridor disgusts her. “.. Thinking better of it, hoist herself over the sink, turns on the tap, and lets rip a glorious steamy stream of relief.” (p. 2, I 6). Instead she decided to do it in the sink, which indicates that Ellie is a rough and rather reckless girl, who is also a bit dirty in her way of manners, not well-groomed and certainly not a painted jade. “Oh shit oh shit oh shit oh shit. Monday. It is Monday. Essay there is an essay due..” (p. 2, I. 14). This quote is a great description of the life of a teenager. First of all she is cursing constantly