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extremely rare, therefore filling them up with rage. In fact, Arnetta pointed out that the girls from Troop 909 smelled like wet chihuahuas and later coined the term “Caucasian Chihuahuas”. Question 6 The story arises from the supposed utterance of a forbidden word. So, it is only fitting that when Arnetta confronts Troop 909, it is the sound of the response that strikes Laurel. “What I hadn’t expected,” she says, “was the voice in which the denial was said. The girl sounded as though her tongue were caught in her mouth. “That’s a BAD word!” the girl continued. “We don’t say BAD
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words.” It is language, and the use of it, that informs the rest of this confrontation between the troops as well as the audience. Question 7 Laurel's father tells her that the asking of the Mennonites to paint his porch would represent "the only time he would be able to see a white man on his knees doing something for a black man for free," this does not reflect direct sadism. Rather, it is a representation of the hurt that Laurel's father has suffered as a Black man in America. His sense of hurt is what causes him to take advantage of the Mennonite faith. It is this same "meanness" that Laurel recognizes is present in
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