Unit 4 GP part 2 - fact that Arnold is far from a friend is...

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The conflict between June and Connie is that June is the older sister, is not as attractive, and lives at home. This causes their mother to regard June as her favorite, even though it seems she acts this way to make June feel better about herself. This contributes to the plot because it adds a dimension of angst in the story between Connie and her mother. Connie states “ Connie wished her mother was dead and she herself was dead and it was all over”, but later Connie goes with Arnold to protect her family. Arnold Friend is symbolic to me because he at first seems to be a genuine, nice guy which the name implies. But as the story progresses we learn otherwise. It also shortens to A. Friend so the
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Unformatted text preview: fact that Arnold is far from a friend is ironic. The letter X I took to symbolize being crossed out. Like Arnold was telling Connie that soon her life would be ending I think todays younger generation are more open to leaving with strangers. I think that once Arnold showed up on their door step, being that Connie was so stricken by Arnold the day before, in todays world Connie would have a higher likelihood of leaving with Arnold, especially because Arnold acted so sweet when he first went to Connies house....
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