Raymond's Run Squeaky Analysis

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The revelation is a surprise to the reader and reveals the answer when we read a story In “Raymond's Run” by Toni Cade Bambara the protagonist, Squeaky, protects her brother while preparing for her race in Harlem. Squeaky's revelation this story is she learned that the world does not revolve around her and gains respect for her rival, Gretchen, and a mentally ill brother Raymond. Protagonist squeaky learned about her brother, Raymond more thoroughly and impacted his future. While running on the sides of the buildings and Harlem, she considers Raymond a pest because he needs help.”And sometimes after a rain he likes to step down off his tightrope right into the gutter and slosh around getting his shoes and cuffs wet. Then I get hit when I get…show more content…
Squeaky does not trust many girls because they are very untrustworthy and end their life always revolves around being the very best like her rival Gretchen. Then Squeaky thinks “Gretchen smiles, but it’s not a smile, and I’m thinking that girls never really smile at each other because they don’t know how and don’t want to know how and there's probably no one to teach us how, cause grown-up girls don’t know either.” Squeaky's focused on the concept of winning and not being bullied around. One other thing that she wants no one to be opposing her in her racing because she probably will be known that she lost to her enemy. She wants to be the best and did not understand why people don't understand and understood everybody. Once the race is over she acknowledges Gretchen ”And she nods to congratulate me and then she smiles. And I smile. We stand there with this big smile of respect between us. It’s about as real a smile as girls can do for each other, considering we don’t practice real smiling every day,you know, cause maybe we too busy being flowers” But then Squeaky and her former enemy became her friend. This leads the main character to not want to fight and Gretchen now has these feelings

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