Connie Fits ( The Category Of The Girl Next Door

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Connie fits (the category of the girl next door who has a double personality.) Connie grows up in a household where her father works often and hardly ever talks to his daughters, but her mother never stops nagging Connie. (Her mother says, “Stop gawking at yourself. Who are you? You think you’re so pretty?”) (157). Her sister, June, is the goody-goody type who hardly ever gets into trouble and is rather boring and lifeless. Connie is the average teenager who is looking to be loved, since she does not get affection or attention at home. When she goes out with friends, her double personality comes out. She shortens her shirt and ties it in the front to show skin and lets her long hair down her back to draw in the attention of boys. She gets one boys attention, Arnold Friend, who will come to forever change her life. Connie’s lack of a family causes her to have low self-esteem, and ultimately, to be unable to defend herself against Arnold Friend. Connie is a very apprehensive girl who needs attentiveness and to be loved by humans. Her family does not show her this at home, so when she goes out with her friends she makes sure to get boys attention. Connie is often disrespected in her household by her mom, which makes her insecure and vulnerable to boys. Her mom compares her to her sister, June, and says things such as (“Why don’t you keep your room clean like your sister? How’ve you got your hair fixed-what the hell stinks? Hair spray? You don’t see your sister using that

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