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    Throughout the short story, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” Karen Russell, the author, shows the unity of the wolf-raised girls as they were so close together, until their unity later disintegrated as each character distinguished themselves as separate entities instead of one character. Near the end, these girls reunite towards a new culture: our culture. This all happens throughout the three stages of the assimilation process, in which Karen subtly presents this essential information by showing these girls redefining themselves. We see that one is outstanding and nearly perfect at the tasks given to her for rehabilitation for the human world while an aforementioned, struggling other contrasts highly by sticking to her roots…

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    society where it is difficult to go against the norm. Each of us are pressured to act a certain way, or look a certain way in order to be accepted. Such as teenagers may face peer pressure to do certain activities that may not be right to them, but do it anyways, because they want to fit in. But this burden of conformity is not only present in the real world, it can be found in literature as well. The story "St. Lucy’s Home For Girls Raised by Wolves" by Karen Russell depicts that in order to…

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    fictional book, “St. Lucy’s Home For Girls Raised by Wolves”, she tells the story of how werewolf girls are taught how to adapt to be more human-like. Claudette has truly conformed into the human ways the nuns at St. Lucy’s have taught her. The passage tells the struggles and accomplishments that Claudette faces and that how the rules will make her more human. Within the first three epigraphs, Claudette faces many struggles of lycanthropic culture shock in her educational journey at St.…

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    Throughout the reading of “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”, by Karen Russell, the character Claudette transitioned dramatically from wolf to human. During the first few days at her new school, St. Lucy’s, everything was “new and life-changing” for Claudette (Stage 1, Russell 225). As she and her two sisters started at their new school, they were immediately panicked by their surroundings. But as time went on, all of them seemed to adapt in different ways. As time progressed at St.…

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    In the story “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” There are three different girls, Claudette, Jeanette, and Mirabella, who portray three different characteristics. The author, Karen Russell, uses a vast amount of literary devices throughout the story to help demonstrate a deeper meaning. A deeper meaning in the story is much like how the three girls have to adapt to human culture, humans everyday try to strive to be perfect and fit into society. A pack of girls raised by wolves have to…

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    The author of "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves", Karen Russell, sets up epigraphs in place of chapters for effect. In the stage 2 epigraph the effect that are projected are dissociation and a sense of "general un-comfortableness". The nuns take a very brutal approach to the girls' self-esteem and mental well-being, even going as far as questioning them "do you want to end up being shunned by both species?" which is a preview of the disassociation effect. A preview of how uncomfortable…

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    In the story “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” by Karen Russell a “pack” of girls raised by wolves are sent to a religious school to become more human like. They story is narrated by a girl in the “pack” known as Claudette. Claudette’s development sometime does and doesn’t reflect on the stages of lythoncropic culture shock. An example of this is when Claudette is suppose to be having fun according to the Jesuit Handbook but she is actually in fear. She is supposed to behave as a…

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    The key to change is acceptance. “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” by Karen Russell shows us that going through a life changing experience, such as a cultural change, can affect how people accept and perceive the change itself, others around them, and themselves. Processing change can be a difficult task but in order for one to truly complete a change it is crucial for them to accept themselves and their new life style. The first thing a person has to accept when going through a…

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    In Karen Russell’s short story “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” she uses the epigraph, which is based off a book named “The Jesuit Handbook on Lycanthropic Culture Shock”, to show the reader what the wolf-Girls should be thinking or acting like during that stage. An epigraph is a quotation at the beginning of a text or a section of a text suggesting the text’s theme or central idea. In Stage One Karen Russell shows this by devolving the majority of the characters in this stage.…

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    The short story, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”, by Karen Russell, is an allegory about the pressures children face as they grow up, and what they lose as a result. First and foremost, one of the most important reasons that this short story is an allegory about the pressures children face as they grow up, and what they lose, as a result, is when the pack starts to become jealous of one another. The sisters were correcting Mirabella for her bad behavior when Sister Maria de…

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