“Lonnie wore the composed, polite, appreciative expression that was her disguise in the presence of grownups. She laughed at them and was a ferocious mimic and they never knew.” ( pg. 1)
“Lonnie was probably not going to by my friend anymore, not as much as before anyway. She was what Mary would call boy-crazy.”( pg. 7)
These sections about Lonnie really bring out her true colors. In the eyes of other people she may seem innocent, but in reality, she is just like any other girl the narrator explains in the story. “Boy-crazy”. Therefore, Lonnie displays the character who just comes and goes. Her relationship with the narrator does not encourage her to go through the troubles she is possessing about herself.
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This section explains a little bit about the mother’s past. I assume she is trying to make the narrator feel a little guilty by saying that she never had the things she is giving to her daughter now, and she wants to make everything up to her. The narrator quickly responds with a soliloquy in mind, “All the stories of my mother’s life which had once interested me had begun to seem melodramatic, irrelevant, and tiresome.” This also shows her mother’s innocent side that she does not mean to compare her with others and how hard the mother tries to stay in tact with her daughter and friends.
“This Mason Williams was one of the heroes of the school; he played basketball and hockey and walked the halls with an air of royal sullenness and barbaric contempt.” (pg. 4)
“He was a Natural Hero, not a student council type of hero bound for success beyond the school;...” (pg. 5)
These quotes display the reality behind Mason Williams. He is just like any other guy who can ignore and pretend to be someone they are not.
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“I don’t. I can’t stand it. I hate dancing when I don’t like the band. Listen. They’re so choppy. I’d just as soon not dance as dance to that.” (pg.6)
I observe that the irony in these quotes are when Mary fortune says something in one quote and then contradicts it after a couple lines. The significant part in this section is how the narrator now looks up to Mary Fortune and sees how suffering defeat doesn’t mean you should feel defeated.
Change in Character
“ She was just sitting and waiting for me to come home and tell her everything that had happened……… I understood what a mysterious and oppressive obligation I had, to be happy, and how I had almost failed it, and would likely to fail it, every time, and she would not know.” (pg.8)
The significance in this section explains very well how the narrator arrives home after a long day but nevertheless sees her mother in the same way. She says, “..I understood what a mysterious and oppressive obligation..” Her relationship with her mother is not the best but no matter how hard she tries to create that distance, her mother would always be there. And she comes to the conclusion that coming home and telling her mom about everything is her