Essay on breakfast at tiffanys

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Thesis Statement- in Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the psychological struggle between the need for stability and the desire for freedom is perhaps the central concern of Breakfast at Tiffany's. I. Topic sentence: In the 1950’s, women were expected to stay at home and play the role of a commercial wife. Meaning that they did not maintain jobs, males came home to dinner already set, and the house was always spotless. Holly had a different vision for herself. She did not want to be the stereotypical commercial wife. She struggled between wanting someone and wanting to be alone and wanderlust. She could not see herself doing the same things or being with the same person on a daily. A. Support: 1. Evidence: “He's all right!…show more content…
I'm not Lula Mae, either. I don't know who I am! I'm like cat here, a couple of no-name slobs. We belong to nobody and nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other.” 2. Explanation: Holly is not sure of whom she is yet. She is constantly reminded of her past although she’s still running from it. It angers her when she is given a dose of stability. She wants to find herself on her own, not through those who’ve gotten to know her for such a short while. She wants her independence and to create her own schedules to go with her own everyday life. II. Topic Sentence: Holly is wanderlust. She is the embodiment of a globetrotter. She has a hunger for freedom and it shines through her everyday activities. Holly is disbursed by her need to always escape from places, people and things. Even Holly's identity is in a constant state of change. Holly adopts the name "Holiday Golightly", which summarizes her approach on avoiding stability by making a holiday out of life, and deserting relationships and responsibilities that she feels interfere with her freedom. A. Support: 1. Evidence: “You musn't give your heart to a wild thing. The more you do, the stronger they get, until they're strong enough to run into the woods or fly into a tree. And then to a higher tree and then to the sky. “ 2. Explanation: Holly is explaining that she’s roamed free of feelings, basically saying that once the heart is given to a wild thing, if they’re given the opportunity

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