A Single Story In Breakfast At Tiffany's By Truman Capote

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When Adichie references a single story, all throughout her Ted Talk, she is talking about the single story you hear about a certain person, or group of people, that supplies you with the basis of how you think that person, or group of people, is. As adichie says, “What this demonstrates, I think, is how impressionable and vulnerable we are in the face of a story, particularly as children”. This quote explains the exact reason why a single story can be dangerous to someone, and their view of people. Due to how impressionable people are, and how ready they are to accept the first thing they hear about something new, people will judge a book by its cover, and until they actually meet someone from that group of people, they will think of them as whatever they heard. This is shown when she talks about her visit to Fide’s village and she is taken aback by his mother making an intricate basket, because “it had not occurred to [her] that anybody in his family could actually make something”
The single story of my book, BreakFast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote, is the story of a country girl who moved to the city named Holly Golighty. She is seen as a prostitute by many because of the many stories, and exploits people have heard she has had, but throughout the book she continues to reveal her true self to Michael Scott, the narrator. A single story can shape our understanding of gender in many ways. The most obvious and prominent being our parents. Many kids see their parents as role

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