The short story doesn’t give us much background on the characters; so their names tell the rest of their story. First off, Connie, the main character, has a very subtle, and somewhat controversial, hidden meaning. From my perspective, Oates named her Connie due to the fact that she always conjures up something. When she’s at home, she often conjures up conflict concerning her mom and sister. She does not do her chores, unlike her perfect sister, who always does her’s; she gawks at herself in the mirror, much to her mother’s disapproval; and she is filled with “trashy daydreams” that have done wonders to corrupt her mind.
The last thing she does by expressing herself is how she stuck up for one of her formal friends and how she stuck up for herself at the end of the book. She stuck up against IT. She was trying to say no but Andy Evans wasn’t stopping for anything at all. On page 194, “I follow the sound, pushing off the wall, pushing Andy Evans off-balance, stumbling into the broken sink.” This shows that she is a strong person. And on page 195,”I hold it to Andy Evans 's neck.
In the haunting short story entitled “Norma” written by author Sonia Sanchez, Sonia draws the story to a powerful end by vowing “never to agree again”. At a cursory glance, it appears that she is vowing never to meet Norma again. However, a deeper examination reveals that she makes this promise in order to affirm that she will never again agree to the rigged system that transformed an intelligent and promising young woman into a drug-addled mother of four. As the opening lines of the story, Sanchez describes her own personality as a teenager as “... very shy. I walked with my head down, talked with my head down and would have slept with my head down if sleeping had required a standing position (1).”, which highlights the fact that Sonia is too busy attempting to remain inconspicuous to question the status quo.
In mid-November ,2015 I left my home and went to a therapeutic boarding school. There were many rules about what you could and could not do. I felt like the nutcase , the crazy one but no one ever said anything like that to me. It was more like my parents saying she 's not crazy she just doesn 't think and takes everything too seriously. My first night I walked into the bathroom couldn 't find the light switch and cried in the darkroom.
While Melinda and Rachael are exchanging notes in the library, Melinda wrote, “I didn’t call the cops to break up the party, I called them because some guy raped me” (Anderson 183). Melinda finally reveals to her friend why she is so unsociable. She has been getting bad grades because she is constantly preoccupied by the memory of the rape and can not concentrate on anything else. Melinda shows that she is growing stronger. She is finally coming to terms with the assault.
Did Paige’s mother make a good decision to home school Paige in middle school? Why or why not? Use examples from the story to support your answer When Paige when to administration to get help about her bulling problem, they never listened to her and never really helped her. When Paige went to her counselor for
So when my friends found out that I never get hooked on anything, they asked for my help to get over their addictions. I tried by altering the substance while taking note of their behavior. I found those people as test subjects and it was fun because I saw a challenge. However, it was a short-lived experiment and it was the high of the trial and error that made me happier more than anything. You see, being a psychology major placed me in an advantage; I never got into serious trouble with my entire misdemeanor because I learned to manipulate scenarios, people and their reactions.
Throughout the article, the author only belittles her childhood house. There is never any indication that the house made a positive impact on her elementary-aged years. There are many references regarding how the house had a negative influence, but there is never anything that refers to the house as being one of the main factors of her happiness in adolescence. When explaining how terribly miserable growing up in the house was, she stops herself. Although the house now has different occupants and the author now believes that the house only impacted her childhood in a negative way, there is a still a little part of her that feels remorse about bashing the house where she grew up.