How I Learned To Drive Play Analysis

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In the play, “How I Learned to Drive” written by Paula Vogel a young woman nicknamed Li’l Bit has a sexual relationship with her uncle Peck. When Li’l Bit was eleven years old, her uncle Peck showed her how to drive which is how it all started. Throughout the play an extreme deal of growth of maturity occurs with forgiveness and love. Li’l Bit is the innocent in the play. First, the relationship she has with her uncle, and the way her other family members treat her, relating to the fact that her family calls her by the nickname Li’l Bit is harsh, considering the fact that she’s getting older and it relates to an inappropriate part on her body. I feel that her mother knew that there was something happening when she told Li’l Bit, “don’t come crying to me when it happens” because she was worried about uncle Peck when Li’l Bit was young. I feel that’s what also keeps Li’l Bit from telling her mother the truth. Li’l Bit is the victim. She trapped…show more content…
Uncle Peck loves Li’l Bit by sending her the gifts, and the letters. Unfortunately harming at the same time even though sometimes Li’l Bit did encourage sexual relationship. Lil’ Bit grows and matures at the end of the play. When Lil’ Bit glances into the mirror and identifies uncle Peck. It symbolizes that she grew up. From the entire play, she’s driving with uncle Peck and at the ending she’s driving by herself. When Li’l Bit identifies uncle Peck in the mirror I feel that it’s a reminder, Li’l Bit knows now and she forgives him for what he did to her, uncle Peck taught her more than just driving. From identifying the play, there’s an endless cycle that is occurring. Li’l Bit does harm a younger boy on the bus. In the end, Li’l Bit’s just another Uncle Peck. When uncle Peck also does sexual abuse to Bobby as well I wonder how Bobby ended up. Bobby probably ended up being another Uncle Peck as well. It’s a traumatic endless cycle that provides a massive amount of life
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