Summary Of St Lucy's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves

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In ”St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”, Russell writes a short story regarding a group of girls, whose parents are werewolves. Their parent sent them to St. Lucy’s to be reformed into civilized humans and become functional members of society. Russell choses to divide the text into sections using an epigraph explaining what is expected in that stage, consisting of an excerpt from a fictitious guide, The Jesuit Handbook on Lycanthropic Culture Shock. In Stage Two, Russell use the epigraph to describes how the wolf girls should behave and react in this stage. Some characters developed in this image and some stray from the description. The epigraph suggests that in Stage Two, in order for the wolf girls to be successful in adjusting to the human culture, they must put forth effort and endure stressful situations. The epigraph proposes that the girls will feel homesick and “may experience a strong sense of dislocation” (Russell, 229). As the wolf girls struggle to comply with new human standards, they may feel “isolated, irritated, depressed, or generally uncomfortable” (Russell, 229). …show more content…

The majority of the girls followed the same description noted in the epigraph. The narrator stated, “The whole pack was irritating, bewildered, depressed” (Russell, 229). The pack discovered it difficult to wear shoes and walk on two feet. For them it was, “disorienting…to look down and seem two squared two shoes, instead of [our] own two feet” (Russell, 229). Average human norms were foreign concepts to the pack and caused them to feel uncomfortable and miserable, but they still strived to be a civilized human girls. However, the epigraph doesn’t report all scenarios in which a wolf girl could respond in Stage

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