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Unformatted text preview: friends. Many of her friends were embarrassed to ask about her black eye, assuming it was a result of domestic violence. She actually got the black eye from walking into a street sign, but many of her friends didn’t believe the story. She’s disappointed she didn’t get the affidavits of the witnesses who saw her, because people often make assumptions. Nevertheless, she is still defensive about it, and quite willing to show you the bent street sign if you don’t believe her. Slaughter writes, “His first thought as I bounced off the street sign, was, ‘Now the rumors are going to fly.’ Just as my first words were, ‘Now your reputation is shot’” (Slaughter, 367). This story is charming and humorous and accurately describes the assumptions that people make towards a woman’s black eye....
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2008 for the course ENGL 110 taught by Professor Traps during the Fall '07 term at CUNY Queens.
- Fall '07