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Gorilla, My Love

Gretchen's characteristics change throughout the story. She is first described as having a freckled-face and she eyes Squeaky up and down judgmentally. She does not participate in the banter with...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2016, 9:17 pm (UTC)

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Gorilla, My Love

Hazel believes that children should be able to trust adults, and when she finds that they do not always tell the truth she feels completely betrayed. Her beloved Hunca Bubba had told her when she...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2007, 1:12 am (UTC)

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Gorilla, My Love

The title of this excellent short story is ironic in that it draws attention to the story-within-the-story and the common theme of betrayal. The title refers to the film that Hazel was led to...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2012, 6:50 am (UTC)

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Gorilla, My Love

Toni Cade Bambara names her characters with intention, and the character Hazel is named to highlight the idea of one's true identity. Hazel transforms from a spirited child with various playful...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2020, 9:29 pm (UTC)

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Gorilla, My Love

"Gorilla, My Love" is a short story from the anthology of the same name by Toni Cade Bambara. In the story, a young girl, Hazel, recounts her experiences with adults who change their minds about...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2012, 2:09 am (UTC)

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Gorilla, My Love

The central effect of this wonderful story is the way in which betrayal is raised as an aspect of relationships between adults and children. One of the main ways in which this is achieved through...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2012, 1:40 pm (UTC)

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Gorilla, My Love

The narrator, named Hazel, along with Big Brood and Baby Jason, goes to watch a movie at the cinema. The movie is called Gorilla, My Love, and so the narrator expects it, perhaps not unreasonably,...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2020, 2:11 pm (UTC)

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Gorilla, My Love

Arguably theme, character and narration are all inextricably intertwined in this brilliant short story to present the reader with the view and perspective of a young girl who desperately tries to...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2013, 7:56 pm (UTC)

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