B1 English PAP
The list approach paper
The list by sibbion Vivian is an interesting book. It was a tradition at Mount Washington high every year on the last Monday in September a list would get posted. The list would have the names of the prettiest and ugliest girls out of each grade level. No one know who the person was that would make the list so if you didn’t like it there was nothing you could do about it. The list follows the eight girls until homecoming. The list effects everyone different girls differently. While most of the girls in the school who are not on the list are being forgot about the eight girls on the list have been label weather the wanted to be or not. The book …show more content…
If anything, the guaranteed anonymity makes the judgments of the list appear more absolute, impartial, unbiased.
And so, with every new list, the labels that normally slice and dice the girls of Mount Washington High into a billion different distinctions — poseurs, populars, users, losers, social climbers, athletes, airheads, good girls, bad girls, girlie girls, guy’s girls, sluts, closet sluts, born-again virgins, prudes, over-achievers, slackers, stoners, outcasts, originals, geeks, and freaks, to name just a few — will melt away. The list is refreshing in that sense. It can reduce an entire female population down to three clear-cut groups."(Prologue)
Key passage expiation
The theme is explained in the beginning " The List", " No one knows for sure who authors the list each year, or how the responsibility is passed along, but secrecy has not impeded the tradition, if anything the guaranteed anonymity makes the judgement's of the list appear more absolute, impartial, unbiased". This gives you a sense on how the list could be made by anyone, even someone you thought you could trust. The book shows that popularity overcomes the best in what people have to bring in high school, when you enter high school you feel as though you may not have a care in the world and once you actually endure what it's like you feel as though you have one thing overtaking taken your thoughts each day,