Story Analysis: The Day After Sheila Johnson

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Written assignment – The Day After
In the modern world we are all very self-contained. However some is more selfish than others. Some cannot live without having it all and trying to reach the “perfect” life. For some it is impotent to be in a relationship just to be in it, and show others that you got your life figured out. But is it not more important to be in a good and stable relationship? In the short store “The Day After” written by: Sheila Johnson. The greedy main character Darla does not seem to think that way.
Darla has a very negative attitude, and does not seem to like anyone or anything. She does not really want to be with her boyfriend Jon, and she does not care about him and knows that someday their relationship is going to end. In the text the narrator tells that Jon has pulled Darla to the party, which give the reader the impression that she does not want to go to the party. We know that Darla just took a Morning-after pill and it seems like the
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But Darla acutely feels very relaxed for some reason. Darla and Trevor are talking about being married and Trevor’s is about to leave but Darla pulls him bag. That might indicate again that she want to have every little part of everybody’s life. But Darla might also feel closer to Trevor because he talks a bit with her about yesterday’s accident with the broken condom. Darla might have needed to talk about that and feels that Jon just ignored the problem. The ending is open and we don’t really know as a reader what is going to happen next. “It didn’t fit her but she didn’t care anymore” That is what she thinks in the ending. And that is might because she realized that she should loosen op and enjoy her life more instead of looking down at other people’s lives. But really I think that she does not care anymore because she now feels like she has control over Mandy’s husband Trevor and that is what she wanted from the
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