Book Analysis : ' Gorilla ' My Love ' Essay

763 Words May 31st, 2016 4 Pages
Reader’s Response to “Gorilla, My Love” Have you ever gone to a film and thought it was going to be about one thing and turned out to be about another. In the story “Gorilla, My love” written by Toni Cade Bambara the story begins with a young girl named Hazel riding in the car with some family and during she starts to reminisce about a bad experience at the movie theatre, her interactions with her family, and her first heartbreak. In the story “Gorilla, My Love” although Hazel is young, her diction shows the reader that she’s relatable, mature and sticks to integrity. Early on in the story the reader gets an idea of how young Hazel is, as well as how mature she is due to her diction. While driving in the car with her uncle, younger brother, and grandfather, her uncle began talking “And we got to hear all this stuff about this women he in love with and all. Which really ain’t enough to keep the mind alive.” (Bambara 272) Although Hazel is young she doesn’t enjoy her uncle talking about his love life. Giving the reader an idea of what type of personality she has. For instance, when faced with a situation at the movie theatre Hazel acted well above her years. While trying to get her money back from the theatre manager, she expressed her anger “And now I’m really frustrated cause I get tired of grown ups messin over kids cause they little and cant take em to court.” (Bambara 274) Hazel also didn’t like that the man treated her as though she wasn’t smart, telling the reader…

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