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This instant this revelation hits Laurel is at the end of the story. This "meanness" of which she speaks is something that causes human beings to seek deliberate cruelty against another. This...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2011, 1:08 pm (UTC)

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In the short story "Brownies," by ZZ Packer, many examples of irony exist. In fact, the entire racial situation in the story is ironic. Generally, we assume that racism and discrimination exist in...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2019, 1:21 pm (UTC)

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The characters in the story include the troop leaders Mrs. Hedy and Mrs. Margolin and the Brownies Laurel, Arnetta, Daphne, Janice, Elise, and Drema. Laurel is the narrator and seemingly the most...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2020, 11:58 am (UTC)

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In cleaning up the bathroom, Daphne rises above all the girls in her troop of Brownies. The bathroom is described as being very dirty: Pine needles, leaves and dirty, flattened, wads of chewing...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2018, 5:29 pm (UTC)

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The protagonist of "Brownies" by ZZ Packer is referred to by her nickname, "Snot," for most of the story, though her real name is Laurel. She lives in an all-black suburb south of Atlanta and is a...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2019, 11:00 pm (UTC)

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The story is one big ironic twist. Arnetta and Laurel and the other girls in their troop start out believing that there will be trouble between them and the white girls. The story begins with...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2008, 2:59 pm (UTC)

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In this story, humor is used to help the reader remember what it was like to be this age, the age of the girls in the story. Mrs. Margolin's amusing acrostics for words like Bible—"Basic...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2020, 3:35 pm (UTC)

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Throughout the short story, Laurel (also known as Snot) and her fellow troop members are filled with indignation that the white girls who show up at their campsite have addressed one of them as...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2021, 8:17 am (UTC)

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There are a few reasons that Z.Z. Packer could have called the short story "Brownies". The most obvious reason is that the main characters, including the narrator Laurel, are part of a Brownie...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2020, 12:59 pm (UTC)

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ZZ Packer's short story "Brownies" is a contemporary tale of naivete, double standards, ignorance, and racism where a troop of 4th grade black Girl Scout girls from suburban Atlanta, believe to...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2013, 11:05 pm (UTC)

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One thing to compare is the function of racism in each story. In "Battle Royal," Ellison's protagonist, a black man, is humiliated and exploited by white men with the hope of a college scholarship...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2020, 4:52 pm (UTC)

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One member of a scouting troop, Laurel, is the narrator of “Brownies.” Although she has individual relationships with all the other Brownies, certain aspects of her behavior set her apart. Laurel,...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2019, 3:40 am (UTC)

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There are many connections between the title of ZZ Packer's story and the story itself. Since you asked for five, we’ll limit the connections to just five. Let's start with perhaps the most obvious...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2020, 9:22 pm (UTC)

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The first time the leader of Troop 909 becomes an important character is at lunchtime on the second day of camp. Arnetta eyes out the white girls from Troop 909 and wants to attack them in...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2020, 7:37 pm (UTC)

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There are two ways to approach this prompt, so be sure to clarify your instructor's goals before beginning this assignment. First, your instructor might be using a journal as a reader-response...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2021, 8:53 pm (UTC)

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One of the work's overriding themes is the idea that racial prejudice and discrimination carries implications for both aggressors and targets. There is little doubt that the girls defensive...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2009, 5:05 am (UTC)

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Being a Brownie is the early training for being a Girl Scout, and both organizations exist to empower girls to be their best selves and to serve their communities and learn how to be leaders....

Latest answer posted April 9, 2020, 3:53 pm (UTC)

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The role of humor is "Brownies" is largely to provide irony as things are different than what the reader expects. The largest source of ironic humor in the story is how the main troop of girls...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2019, 6:00 pm (UTC)

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Maybe...but let's start by noting that it may be a stretch. Apollo pursued Daphne, and she was turned into a laurel tree to escape his lust. Apollo took the laurel leaves and made them into a sign...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2008, 10:51 am (UTC)

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“Brownies” is a short story by ZZ Packer. It was first published in 2003 and follows the story of a group of Brownies who are at summer camp at Camp Crescendo. When explaining the importance of the...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2020, 9:15 am (UTC)

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Inequality can be occur in any part of society. Class is closely equated with social inequality, but numerous dimensions of culture also have unequal components. In the United States, race and...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2020, 1:14 am (UTC)

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