Judith Oritz Cofer’s essay, “I Fell in Love, or My Hormones Awakened,” is an autobiographical account of ‘first love.’ The narrator is a fourteen year old High School freshman who falls in love with a senior…
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The boy is flattered by her adoration, and gives her a kiss – not as a gift of love, but as an egoistic, passing token of acknowledgement. This portrait of first love, and disappointment, is etched in such delicate lines of tenderness and poignancy that it tugs at the heartstrings. It is punctuated with snippets of humor and wit. Above all else, it is the persona of the narrator which invites empathy, and gives the story its appeal. The narrative voice is adolescent, but often reveals the undertones of the mature adult of the future. The character of the narrator is an endearing mix of adolescent self-consciousness and adult perceptiveness which charms the reader. The narrator shows the typical self-consciousness of the peer-centric adolescent, with all its uncertainties and complexes. Her low self-esteem makes her underestimate her worth. She identifies herself as was “a skinny Puerto Rican girl,” (681) who is very much outside the glorified orbit in which her rich, Italian, Marlon Brando look-alike moves. She is content to worship him from a distance, and has such a low sense of self-worth that she thinks herself to be “invisible” in her shadowing of her love. Her status is “nothing.” Her sense of inferiority make her love unequal: it is not a partnership of equals. She is a worshipper at the altar of her god. Her concession that he is beyond her reach is founded on her feeling of unworthiness.
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Case Study Author Institution Abstract During adolescent, boys and girls experience key developmental changes in terms of physical, psychological, cognitive, social, and emotional aspects. This paper will address changes in respect to the above five aspects, which occur in a 14-year-old female that can be considered as deviations from normal development.
The short story ‘An Ounce of Cure” by Alice Munro explores the changes in the life of a teenage girl and the outcomes she faces for her decisions. Teenage is the period in one’s life which is susceptible to a number of vulnerabilities psychologically and emotionally.
I had just walked out of the school gate into the rain when my friend Joe called over to me. Turning round to my left, I looked up, and then I snapped out of my worries immediately. Standing beside him at the school gate was the most beautiful human being I have ever seen.
Her plain jeans and t-shirt failed to conceal her voluptuous figure. She possesses an endearing smile that made my heart skip a beat. According to Holmberg & Blair (2009; as cited in Kalat, 2010, p. 480), this phenomenon can be explained through individual’s biological predisposition to be drawn to physically attractive men or women.
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Other than that, I really didn’t know that much about her. We went to different schools, but I saw her on the bus all the time and felt I would just die if I couldn’t be near her and hold her hand. It never occurred to me that she might not
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