Book Discussion Smashed by Koren Zailckas Essay

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Discussion #1 Preface to Page 105 Quote 1. It was the promise of dinking that sustained me through all of high school’s afflictions I feel my peers would almost agree with that statement. Maybe not to the fullest extent, but I am confident that a lot of my peers would agree with the fact that drinking was a part of there high school career. My parents would be HIGHLY disagree with this statement. My mother and father both are against drinking and if I was in high school and they thought I felt that way I would have been in a treatment center. When I am 40 years old and I have children of my own I hope I wont have to deal with this. Lets say I do though, I will be fully dissatisfied with them and myself as a parent. I…show more content…
That is 500ml of 80 proof alcohol. Anyone that can drink that much is surely showing other signs of extreme alcoholism as well. 17 shots of any alcohol should be enough to put anyone in an unconscious state. That is if you haven’t spent the last year working up one hefty tolerance Quote 5 You need to get over this shyness, my mom will say. I agree with her mom. She does need to get over her shyness. The only real problem with this is that she needs to find a new way of getting over her shyness. She has a way the she think works for her already but unfortunately it is through alcoholism. This is a crucial point in her life where she could make a change in her habits and lifestyle to stop the inevitable barrel roll downhill that is soon to happen. Quote 6 But instead, I, conform to a beer-ad version of myself This is suggesting that she has already fallen into the lifestyle of an alcoholic. She is minimizing her life’s problems. She is also directly implying that she still doesn’t want to conform to the normal girls in beer ads. She is representing herself as a different person in the ad but still glorifying the same concept. Which this concept being if you drink this beer you will… Quote 7 Natalie is your friend. You two are supposed to look out for each other. Particulary if your going to be drinking. She doesn’t need to add that I shouldn’t have been drinking. We both know,

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