Gretchen's Point of View In Raymond's Run by Toni Cade BambaraThis is my English assignment on Raymund's Run;; Rewrite the story from Gretchen's point of view. Create Gretchen's personal history....

Gretchen's Point of View In Raymond's Run by Toni Cade Bambara

This is my English assignment on Raymund's Run;;

Rewrite the story from Gretchen's point of view. Create Gretchen's personal history. Where does she live? Does she have brothers/sisters? What does she do at home? ETC. Be sure to include the main events (such as the confrontation on Broadway and the results of the race.) Use first person point of view.

 

So far I'm thinking of playing it out so that Gretchen is the youngest of many siblings and feels depreciated but, during and after the confrontation on Broadway she begins to "feel" for Raymund and Squeaky and sort of starts the first branch in the mutual respect between her and Squeaky.

Just out of curiosity how would you re-write the story from Gretchen's pont of view  (following the plot of the story of course)?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think you have a very interesting plan.  I like the idea of rewriting the story from Gretchen's perspective.  Expanding on your idea about Gretchen feeling depreciated, perhaps you could focus on her reaction to Raymond and Squeaky's relationship, compared to her siblings.

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I think you have a very interesting plan.  I like the idea of rewriting the story from Gretchen's perspective.  Expanding on your idea about Gretchen feeling depreciated, perhaps you could focus on her reaction to Raymond and Squeaky's relationship, compared to her siblings.

Oh, thanks! Concerning Raymond and Squeaky's relationship I was only thinking about makin her jealous of them separately; Squeaky for being the best runner in the neighborhood and Raymond because, Squeaky is constantly caring for him. Now with your suggestion maybe Gretchen can be jealous of their overall relationship because, none of her older siblings care for her in the way that Squeaky does for Raymond.

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