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Christopher 1 Taylor Christopher Professor Wicks LIT 209 October 9, 2013 Queen Bees and Wannabes: Literature Response 1) Read the introduction and skim read the text as a whole and respond: a) who is the intended audience of this text, and b) what is the primary idea that the text seems to convey? Be specific – one might assume that the intended audience and central idea of the text would be similar for both this text and its film adaptation. After reading and evaluating Queen Bees and Wannabes, the intended audience of this text is clearly the parents of adolescent and teenage children, particularly young females. The third paragraph of page (2) located in the introduction reads, “Welcome to the wonderful world of your daughter’s adolescence. Ten seconds ago she was a sweet, confident little girl. Now you can’t breathe in her direction without getting that really annoying eye roll, followed by the equally irritating sigh.” (2) The text is filled with a wide variety of information, but the primary idea that the text seems to convey is the approach parents use when addressing the overwhelming number of issues they encounter in raising their often rebellious and moody daughters. One piece of evidence that supports my claim of parents’ approach being the overall emphasis of this book is that the author, Rosalind Wiseman, introduces on page (61) a strategy she applies constantly throughout the book known as SEAL, which is an acronym for ‘Stop and Strategize’, ‘Explain’, ‘Affirm’, and ‘Lock’. 2) Does this text have a single narrative, or is it a collection of interconnected narratives, or is there no narrative in this text? Use the definitions of narrative that we have been using in class to respond. This text particularly consists of a single narrative, or “a chain of events in a cause-effect relationship occurring in time and space (i.e. causality, space, time, etc.)”. The author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, Rosalind Wiseman, conducts the narrative. However, she incorporates
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  • Fall '13
  • JamesWicks
  • Literature, Queen Bee, high school party, Rosalind Wiseman

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