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Identify one impression of Tillie on pages 11 and 12.

On pages 11 and 12, Tillie gives the impression of being an unconventional girl whose love of science stands apart from the other children at her school. She seems to stand apart for other reasons as well, such as her unwillingness to wear makeup and general lack of care about her appearance.

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At the beginning of the play, Tillie gives the impression that she loves science and in her opening monologue, she talks about her love for the word atom.

There is some suggestion that part of her love for science is due to the attractiveness of her teacher Mr Goodman....

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At the beginning of the play, Tillie gives the impression that she loves science and in her opening monologue, she talks about her love for the word atom.

There is some suggestion that part of her love for science is due to the attractiveness of her teacher Mr Goodman. She is very upset, for example, when she finds out that her sister Ruth had told Mr. Goodman she can't come to school because she is suffering from leprosy.

Tillie, however, does seem to have a genuine love for science. She tells her mother that she desperately wants to go into school that day because she doesn't want to miss Mr Goodman's class on radioactivity. She even tells her mother, who seems mostly interested in keeping Tillie at home, that she will feign sickness straight after the classroom so she can come straight back home.

At this point, it's not completely clear why Tillie's mother want to keep Tillie at home. However, there is a suggestion that she simply finds her daughter too embarrassing. Unlike the other girls, she doesn't like to wear makeup. Ruth tells a story about how everyone laughed at Tillie during an assembly because she appeared holding a model of an atom wearing a faded old jumper and hair that "looked like she was struck by lightning."

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