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Unformatted text preview: The author of Stargirl seems to want the readers to look at themselves and their own individuality as well as how we treat those who are different. The author wants us to see what we do to people who are unique and how as a group, we tend to pressure people into conforming. “’I’ll tell you one thing’ Kevin said as we joined the mob ‘She better be fake’. I asked him what he meant. ‘I mean if she’s real, she’s in big trouble. How long do you think somebody who’s really like that is gonna last around here?’ Good question”. They would rather her be faking the whole thing and know that deep down she’s capable of being normal than believe that someone could really be as odd as Stargirl. Even her boyfriend Leo wishes she would be more normal and pressures her into being normal at the cost of her own happiness. “Stargirl had vanished into a sea of them, and I was thrilled”. Leo is happy to have a normal girlfriend, but at the cost of her happiness as he finds out when he sees her wagon with rocks that mark her happiness and...
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2011 for the course ENGL 333 taught by Professor Jaxon during the Fall '10 term at CSU Chico.
- Fall '10