Reading Response 4 - I think that Bernard Cooper wrote this...

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I think that Bernard Cooper wrote this story to try and make the idea of homosexuality seem normal and ok. He focused on how he felt out of place and uncomfortable, which is sad. One of the lessons learned is to not hold anything back or lie. In the end Cooper regretted that he hadn’t just told Theresa that he was a “fag”. If he had, he could have made friends with the other “fags” that she mentioned. Who knows, perhaps if he had said something, he wouldn’t have had to go through the trouble of trying to make himself straight. The thing I liked about this story is the imagery. I could easily relate to some of the stereotypes. Theresa, for example, reminded me of a girl I know. Cassidy. She’s a middle schooler with a bossy-ass attitude; who is always fighting with her sister in public, trying to make her seem like
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