Literary Analysis the Wrong Lunch Line

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Literary Analysis for “The Wrong Lunch Line” The story “The Wrong Lunch Line” by Nicholasa Mohr is about two girls who met at school. They come from different cultures. Yvette is Hispanic and Mildred is Jewish. But despite the differences in religion and traditions, their friendship grew stronger in the school year. One day there was an incident that emphasized the difference between the girls, a difference they didn’t notice until a Jewish holiday when Yvette tried to go in the Jewish lunch line. When the teachers found out about it, they overreacted only because Yvette was not Jewish. The teachers discriminated against her and humiliated her. However, the girls’ friendship was not affected. Sometimes rules affect us in a bad way. The…show more content…
They didn't care about their differences . The author is trying to show us the discrimination by the vice principal. Mildred and Yvette were embarrassed about the incident, they wanted to talk about it but they didn't want to remember that uncomfortable event. They felt like talking about the incident would bring a discussion about their differences but they didn't care about them , they just wanted to continue being best friends. According to the article ,"Somehow each girl was afraid of disturbing that feeling of closeness they felt for one another"(p.57). In other words, the girls didn't want to bother each other talking about the incident because they didn't want to reduce or lose those good feelings of strong friendship that they felt for each other. They just wanted to talk or have fun like they used to do it before the incident, and they did it. They broke their silence and started making jokes about the vice principal and having fun. They didn't feel like the incident made them to lose the feeling they had for each other , it made their friendship stronger. They didn't talk about their differences because those weren't important for them , they just wanted to continue their friendship. "The Wrong Lunch Line" by Nicholasa Mohr teaches that we don't have to be worried about the differences between us. We all have different religions, beliefs, economic situations, mores, etc, but we should put those differences away because sometimes we can hurt people or make

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