Unformatted text preview: are assholes (or at least incapable of emotional attachment) which is symbolized by her waiting for his letter. The big irony here is that the mailman thinks she is courting him while she is actually waiting for the letter from her dear Mr. Watters. Similarly, in “The Fat Girl”, Louise grows up indulging in secret sweets until she meets her best friend Carrie who convinces her to diet and goes completely out of her way to help her achieve their goal. Carrie probably does this because focusing her energy elsewhere will distract her from all the troubles she has at home; lucky break for Louise who was a little to helpless to take care of herself not getting the love she needed from her mother, husband or friends. The only person that genuinely and consistently loved her was her father....
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- Spring '07
- English, Louise, Carrie, fat girl, best friend Carrie