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Unformatted text preview: Wilson 1 Taylor Wilson Dr. Colby English 111, Honors, Section B 21 October 2009 Eleven, and Ten, Nine, Eight… We all know what it feels like to want to be older than we are; to want to know how we would handle a situation if we were one hundred and two instead of being eleven, or even eighteen. Sandra Cisneros’ character Rachel is on the brink of entering a new phase of life and feeling all the anxieties that come along with that. Rachel is every bit a typical eleven year old with an interesting amount of adult insight sprinkled in. Rachel’s vulnerability makes her relatable to the normal eleven year-old as well as her feelings toward other character’s actions and objects in the short story. A brief example of Rachel’s vulnerability comes when her teacher, Mrs. Price, assumes that the red sweater is Rachel’s. Rachel is thoroughly disgusted by the sweater, and when Mrs. Price forces it on her she begins to feel, “ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, and one – are pushing at the...
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- Spring '10
- English, Short story, Feeling, Rachel, Mrs. Price