I need to connect Olive in Little Miss Sunshineto the quote below  by Ani Difranco. The quote is: "When I was four years old they tried to test my IQ, they showed me this picture of three oranges and...

I need to connect Olive in Little Miss Sunshine to the quote below  by Ani Difranco.

The quote is: "When I was four years old they tried to test my IQ, they showed me this picture of three oranges and a pear. They asked me which one is different and does not belong; they taught me different was wrong."

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I think that the quote can connect to Olive Hoover in a couple of ways.  The first is that Olive represents the opposite of the sentiment in the quote.  Difranco's quote makes the argument that "different was wrong."  For Olive, she represents, sometimes unknowingly, that individuals who are "different" are not wrong.  Consider that she is the point of convergence for the family, all consisting of "different" interests.  She is the reason they embark on the journey to the pageant.  At the restaurant with the ice cream, she is the reason that all of the family members eat the ice- cream together.  When Olive asks her grandfather...

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