First Impressions Of Lily Essay

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My very first impression of Lily was that she was an innocent girl that gets abused by her dad. But as I read the book I realized that she wasn’t just some innocent girl. Once I found out that she killed her mom I had an impression that Lily would see her life as meaningless because she would have so much guilt for an accident. The first event that made me realize that she wasn't an innocent girl is when she ran away. It took her a lot of strength running away from home because she was risking everything and getting caught would mean horrible punishments. She also lied to everyone she met. She said that Rosaleen was deaf just so Brother Gerald wouldn’t hate Rosaleen. Also on her run away whenever she met someone she she would say her parents …show more content…
Once she knew who made the jar of honey she went to the Boatwright’s house. Lily has no idea who lives there and no one is expecting Lily to come to that house. When she knocks on the door she asks for a place to stay and with Lily’s luck, she gets it. At first they weren’t really even sure who Lily was so for them to give her a place to stay is unbelievable. My next impression on Lily is that she is a very caring person because she cares for everyone. She still cares for her dad even after everything that he’s done to her and called him back to see if he cared for her but he didn’t. She wanted her dad to love her so badly. She also cares a lot for Rosaleen. When she was about to get into a fight with Franklin Poser, she wanted her to stop before she got in trouble. Then when she ended up getting arrested she went back to look for her because she cared so much for her. My fourth impression on Lily was that she is very brave. She talks back quite a lot to people that get her mad. For example, she told her dad she hated him when he told her that her mom had left her behind. That was brave of her to do because she was terrified of T. Ray, however, fought him back with her words and gave him her …show more content…
Lily loves her mom so much, she wishes she was able to spend time with her and she believes that her mom cared for her when she was alive. Lily feels like it's all her fault for being with the abusive dad T.Ray. Then she finds out that Deborah left her for three months, however, went back to Sylvan to get her but never made it out alive. Lily doesn’t understand that her mom was going through a very tough time because she didn’t love T.Ray anymore. So then Lily, knowing how emotional she is, starts saying she hates her mom. She went from loving her mom to hating within seconds. My overall impression of Lily and her life is that she is living on a rollercoaster of emotions, living with guilt and happiness with her new

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