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ENG 110: 019 Pritha Saha 03/28/18 SN: 48824163 Metamorphosis in “Winning” We all go through transformations in our life. Whether it be a more obvious transformation such as transforming from a baby to an adult, tadpole to a frog, or just a change of perception, change happens to all of us. These changes and transformations are also known as metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is the complete and profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life of an organism. Metamorphosis is a transformation and it can be seen in real life and in many pieces of fiction. In particular, in the short story, “Winning”, written by Casey Plett, we see a change the main character Zoe who goes through a corporeal body transformation. Transformations are not always easy and Zoe’s transformation from boy to girl definitely wasn’t. Metamorphosis is the essence of life, and in the “Winning”, the theme of metamorphosis can be seen in Zoe’s corporeal transformation and how the struggles that came along with her changed her regular life, her relationships, and how people saw her. Zoe’s metamorphosis from a girl to boy has caused her to alter her regular life in order to go through with her transformation. As a kid, Zoe always imagined herself to grow up in her hometown with her mom, Sandy. Zoe thought that “no place was better than this little city” (pg.199, “Winning”, Casey Plett) and she loved “downtown…U of O and she even loved the dumb political battles that played out in the city” (pg.199). Zoe loved the little things about her city and “leaving [the city] just didn’t occur to her” (pg.199). Zoe had planned out her future in
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