Edna says she wants to do her own thing without being fettered by her children or the society that is saying that you can’t get divorced. Edna also states that her children are bringing her down and damning her soul; Edna thought about her being free and realized that it is just another fantasy and the one person who actually gave her pleasure was Robert and he had left her for the sake of herself. Edna had been getting frustrated with the idea of her not being satisfied and her not receiving the love that she wanted and the realization of her not getting love or independence she didn’t give love back. She did love her kids but she never really wanted to be in this grouping of a mom or a housewife essentially. Her overall point is that she wants to be free and actually get satisfaction from activities other than painting, she felt constricted with Leonce.
She views her teachers with negative outlooks, authority as a priority fear. Even new friends she makes throughout the story abandon her because of the depression given to her by the incident that she is keeping secret. Secrets, no matter how trivial or serious, can impact your life and your relationships in troubling ways when silenced. Melinda’s life has done a one hundred and eighty degree turn because of her silence. Before the incident of sexual assault, she had a decent life with her old friends.
In the story, the narrator says “We saw girls now, but they weren’t the same girls that we used to know because we couldn’t talk to them anymore, not the same way we used to, “(Par.2 Rios). He soon became attracted to the girls he used to talk too in elementary. Since talking to them makes him nervous, as a result, he avoids
Having to overcome the stress from, school work, extra hormonal changes, and telling everyone about a baby on the way, was emotional and scary. Although, nothing compares to the joy I feel when I speak about my daughter, Cynthia. She knew all my worries of raising her from a young age, she witnessed my struggles with life, and she accomplished the life goals I dreamed for her. A normal teenager develops at their bodies own pace, but a pregnant teenager, the body must instantly develop for two. In addition, there was a physical change, mood swings, and an instantaneous maturing experience (R.Kristy, 2015).
Hamadi believes life is best if it is lived simple, and you should inspire people to do things they never thought of. Susan, who gets inspired by the things Hamadi does, she has drama going on in her school life. One of Susan’s friend Tracy, who hates Debbie for liking Eddie. Susan is different from Tracy because she does not want a boyfriend, she sees boys as her cousins or even brothers. Susan thought people with boyfriends or girlfriends just seemed to have a lot of problems.
In ‘Just be Yourself’ the author explains that you never know what the future holds, that it’s okay to be an outsider, and finding out who you really are. Stephanie Pellegrin tells herself to not be so insecure and that by spending so much time trying to find herself she’s slowly losing herself. She is saying that she needs to stop caring so much about others opinions because that’s distracting her from finding out who she really is. I am also like this and thankful I’m less like that than last year. I sometimes get so caught up in trying to fit in that it’s hard to find myself after I realize how insecure I am.
Laura explained how at first the girls were being overly nice to her. Then they slowly began to ignore her, but Laura pushed through it because she wanted to hang out with them so bad. She later discovered they were actually using her. Ginger explains this by saying on page 215, “It’s disgusting how others get their kicks from shaming others, but we will always be there to pull you back up.” Saying this shows how Ginger disapproves of people bullying her friends. Laura also said she even knew they didn’t actually like, her when on page 212 she states, “I knew from the beginning Jo Lynn and them weren’t my real friends.” What fully put an end to Laura and Jo Lynn’s friendship was what happened at a sleepover.
Young women are oblivious to if they are in an abusive relationship. Most girls ignore the signs and let it happen and they’ll keep themselves in dangerous positions because they think it’s “true love”. While reading Janet Tashjian’s Fault line, some women would be screaming at their books for Becky to get out of her toxic relationship. But there might be one person who would be agreeing with the boyfriend on why he’s doing what he is. If a couple are having problem in a the relationship, there is no reason or excuse for one to lay a hand or verbally abuse the other one.
Twyla is haunted by her old experiences because she’s now starting to doubt her own memories. If she wasn’t still troubled by the memory, then she would sound more confident to herself and wouldn’t be unsettled by the conflict that happened many years ago. Lastly, Twyla thinks back to what Roberta said earlier, Twyla makes up her mind that she “didn’t kick her; [she] didn’t join in with the gar girls and kick that lady, but [she] sure did want to. We watched and never tried to help. Maggie was my dancing mother.
She lacked confidence, she appears unkempt throughout the film, she tends to lie, but it seems like its done in order to prevent people from getting to know her true self. She tried to impress people with outrageous sex stories, she seems to be lost and isn't quite sure how to connect with people. She has no friends and has parents that ignores her so she has no chances to encounter genuine closeness. Because of her environment she steals, makes scenes and seek attention. Allison also has an unstable home life; one she would be quick to abandon.