Raymond's Run Questions and Answers
by Toni Cade Bambara

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In Toni Cade Bambara's short story "Raymond's Run," what might one predict will be the outcome of the conflict between Gretchen and Squeaky? 

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This is a subjective question—based on one's personal opinion. To me, it would seem that there are only two possible outcomes. The conflict will either continue or be resolved if the relationship between the girls changes for some reason.

In Toni Cade Bambara's "Raymond's Run," there are a couple of reasons at the start of the story to believe that nothing will change between Squeaky and Gretchen. First, Gretchen is relatively new to the neighborhood and the reader discovers that at least one of Squeaky's friends has left to hang out with Gretchen instead.

There is also a sense of competition between the two girls because Gretchen is also a runner. The enmity between the two girls is supported by what Squeaky sees as Mr. Pearson's ridiculous suggestion:

"That new girl should give...

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