Unformatted text preview: Jeannette grows up in these sections as she is forced to grapple with financial responsibility and, in doing so, decides to finally break away from her parents. The basic question driving this section is what makes a strong woman? Jeannette and Lori's argument about this issue shows how the two perceive the concept differently. For Lori, their mother represents a strong woman because she is able to tolerate and survive life with Dad. For Jeannette, a strong woman is someone who can stand up to Dad. Jeannette is forced to find an answer to this question through her summer-in-charge-of- the-budget when Lori and Mom are away. Jeannette demonstrates weakness — or at least feels weak — when she is unable to deny her father's demands for money. Her capitulation leads her to going to a bar with Dad to hustle a drunk. Her role as distraction in Dad's hustle puts her in yet another Dad to hustle a drunk....
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- Fall '08