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Raymond's Run

I would argue that the themes of this moving short story are sibling love and priorities. Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker, better known as Squeaky, is committed to looking after her brother Raymond,...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021, 9:15 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

Squeaky loves her brother Raymond dearly, and does everything she can to protect him from the dangers of everyday living, as well as the cruel taunts of the mean girls at school. At the same time,...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2020, 10:34 am (UTC)

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In Toni Cade Bambara's short story "Raymond's Run," Squeaky is bright, perceptive, genuine, determined, frequently defensive, and very loyal. While she seems somewhat boastful about her running...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2017, 5:01 pm (UTC)

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Before Squeaky participates in the fifty-yard dash at the annual May Day races, she is primarily focused on her running career. Squeaky spends the majority of her day training to maintain her speed...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2020, 11:22 am (UTC)

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Raymond is Squeaky's older brother; however, most people think that Squeaky is the older sibling. This is because Squeaky is constantly caring for Raymond due to his mental disability: But a lot...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2018, 12:52 pm (UTC)

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In Toni Cade Bambara's short story, "Raymond's Run," Squeaky, whose real name is Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker, is the younger sister of Raymond, who is mentally challenged. Squeaky's main job is...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2016, 8:57 pm (UTC)

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The primary conflict in "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara, is an internal one. The protagonist, Squeaky, is trying to figure out who she is. While she acts and talks quite confidently, she...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2013, 7:49 pm (UTC)

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“Raymond’s Run” is set in Harlem, New York. The setting of the story is important. This is the story of a young girl attending a May Day race. We know that the story takes place in Harlem, a...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2016, 12:41 am (UTC)

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By the end of "Raymond's Run," Squeaky certainly changes her attitudes as she begins to see Raymond as a person in his own right, and she realizes that others, such as Gretchen, are not necessarily...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2016, 6:07 pm (UTC)

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Raymond is Squeaky's mentally challenged, intellectually disabled older brother, who acts much younger than his age suggests. Even though Raymond is older and more physically mature than Squeaky,...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2017, 12:50 am (UTC)

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As the protagonist in "Raymond's Run," Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker has several conflicts, both external and internal, with which she must deal. Hazel, who is called Squeaky because of her voice,...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2016, 9:50 pm (UTC)

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Squeaky's race is a sprint, so she doesn't have much time on the actual course to look around. What's great about the writing is that it gives the reader the impression of everything happening in...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2018, 7:00 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

In the first line of "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara, we learn that "Squeaky" Parker is not like the other girls in her class. First of all, she does not have to do any household chores;...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2013, 4:01 pm (UTC)

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Squeaky is proud of her ability to stand up for brother, even though it is sometimes difficult. Raymond is Squeaky’s older brother, but she calls him her little brother sometimes because of his...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2015, 12:58 am (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker, who goes by her nickname of Squeaky, describes herself with the adjectives little, skinny, squeaky, and fast. The narrator of Toni Cade Bambara's "Raymond's Run,"...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2017, 9:36 am (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

In literature, an allusion is a reference to another work of literature, a well-known person or object, or an event. Its purpose is to create a comparison in the reader's mind. In Toni Cade...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2018, 3:44 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker, known as "Squeaky," has one chore in "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara; she has to take care of her older brother Raymond. That seems rather odd, but Raymond is...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2013, 12:55 am (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

The conflict between Gretchen and Squeaky is that they both want to win the race. Winning is very important to Squeaky. She has a complicated life because she has to spend most of her time looking...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2015, 4:35 am (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

At the end of Toni Cade Bambara’s short story “Raymond’s Run” Squeaky has a moment of clarity in her life. After seeing how her brother, Raymond, keeps up with her while she runs May Day race, she...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2016, 4:25 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

This story is about a protagonist nicknamed Squeaky and follows her preparation to win the upcoming May Day races. Yet the story is titled "Raymond's Run," which includes the name of her older and...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2021, 1:17 pm (UTC)

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Previously, in the same paragraph as the given quotation, Mr. Pearson asks Squeaky if she is "going to give someone else a break this year." Squeaky wonders "if he is seriously thinking [she]...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2019, 2:12 pm (UTC)

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When examining the text, it becomes apparent that Raymond plays a pivotal role in Tony Cade Bambara’s short story “Raymond’s Run.” Although Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker, known as Squeaky, is the...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2016, 7:30 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

Discussing Squeaky's empathy is always an interesting discussion in my opinion. It is fairly easy to see how she empathizes with her brother, but that makes a lot of sense, too. She lives with...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2019, 10:59 pm (UTC)

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In Toni Bambara's "Raymond's Run," Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker (Squeaky) and Gretchen are competitors who live in the same neighborhood. They start their relationship as rivals but later begin a...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2017, 5:22 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

The story is about an athletic, adolescent girl nicknamed Squeaky, who decides to coach her mentally disabled brother after seeing him run alongside her during the fifty-yard dash. Despite the fact...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2018, 3:44 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

At the end of the race in Toni Cade Bambara’s story “Raymond’s Run,” there is a bit suspense. Squeaky and Gretchen finish running the race, and Squeaky realizes Raymond ran right along with her on...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2016, 7:56 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

“Raymond’s Run” is a short story written by African American writer, filmmaker, and social activist Toni Cade Bambara, first published in the author’s 1972 short story compilation Gorilla, My Love....

Latest answer posted June 7, 2021, 8:21 am (UTC)

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Squeaky feels that when girls smile at each other, they do not usually mean it. Squeaky does not believe that girls smile each other genuinely. Behind a girl’s smile is a trick, deceit, or false...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2015, 8:42 pm (UTC)

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Squeaky and her mother do not seem to be particularly close. Squeaky’s relationship with her mother is not well-defined in the story, but we can make inferences. They do not seem close. First of...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2015, 10:48 pm (UTC)

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In “Raymond’s Run” by Toni Cade Bambara, Squeaky and Gretchen possess several different character traits. Squeaky is boisterous, outwardly competitive and fiercely loyal to her brother, Raymond....

Latest answer posted October 17, 2016, 3:48 pm (UTC)

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"Raymond's Run" takes place in New York City, as the narrator, Squeaky, refers to Broadway and Amsterdam, which are two streets that run along the west side of upper Manhattan into the neighborhood...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2018, 3:52 pm (UTC)

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Squeaky is portrayed as an aggressive, competitive tomboy, who is the fastest girl in her neighborhood and cannot wait to take first place at the annual May Day races. Squeaky mentions that the...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2018, 4:58 pm (UTC)

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In the story, “...like being people” means being human; and being human is about possessing human values. Squeaky and Gretchen impress us by their commendable display of human values towards the...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2016, 6:52 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

Toni Cade Bambara's short story "Raymond's Run" takes place in Harlem, New York in the late sixties. In the story, Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker, better known as "Squeaky," competes in the May Day...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2018, 11:35 am (UTC)

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Squeaky, the narrator in Toni Cade Bambara's short story "Raymond's Run," shows she cares about her family, her neighborhood, and the people who live in the inner city in several ways. She shows...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2016, 10:19 pm (UTC)

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Raymond is right next to Squeaky on the other side of the fence, and runs next to her in the race keeping up with her. Raymond is Squeaky’s brother. She spends most of her life taking care of...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2015, 8:34 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

In “Raymond’s Run,” by Toni Cade Bambara, Squeaky exhibits a dislike for people who can outperform her, especially when they pretend that they do not have to practice or work hard for their...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2016, 9:40 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

Squeaky doesn’t like people who show false humility, pretending things come effortlessly to them. Squeaky works hard for what she accomplishes. She practices running, studies hard in school, and...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2015, 2:57 am (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

Squeaky's intellectually disabled older brother, Raymond, is depicted as an enthusiastic boy. He has a lively personality and follows his sister wherever she goes. Squeaky mentions that she has to...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2018, 4:43 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

Squeaky finds parts of the May Day celebration frivolous and inappropriate for her inner city neighborhood. Perhaps because Squeaky has the responsibility of protecting her brother, she has lost...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2017, 9:22 am (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

Squeaky describes Mary Louise as ungrateful. Introducing Mary as her “used to be friend", Squeaky says "when she (Mary) first moved to Harlem from Baltimore,” everybody would bully her and beat...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2015, 6:55 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

Squeaky, the narrator in "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara, is a wonderful character, but like all realistic characters, she has some negative traits. First of all, she likes to fight. She even...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2016, 5:25 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

In the beginning of her story, the first-person narrator Squeaky, tells about herself and her goals; however, at the end of the narrative, Squeaky acquires a new focus: her brother Raymond and his...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2015, 1:22 am (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

In "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara, Squeaky's attitudes towards phoniness and girlishness are the same. She does not like either! She is irritated by Cynthia Procter, who, according to...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2016, 1:13 am (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

The climax of Toni Bambara's "Raymond's Run" occurs with the action described in the title. As Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker races during the May Day race, she glances to the other side of the...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2016, 11:12 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

Raymond suffers from cognitive disabilities, and this makes him vulnerable to being ridiculed by others. However, his sister, Squeaky, wouldn’t let anybody taunt him or cause him any harm. Though...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2016, 6:16 am (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

"Mood" and "tone" get defined in lots of different ways, and sometimes they even overlap! But the point of understanding either of these is that you can pin down what kind of feeling the author or...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2016, 9:53 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

In Toni Cade Bambara's short story "Raymond's Run," Squeaky's main responsibility is to take care of her intellectually disabled older brother, Raymond. In the first paragraph of the short story,...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2018, 4:55 pm (UTC)

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Raymond's Run

At the beginning of the story, Squeaky is depicted as an extremely competitive, confident young girl, who is wary of other girls and looks after her mentally disabled brother, Raymond. Squeaky is...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2019, 2:18 pm (UTC)

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At the beginning of the story, Squeaky sees herself as Raymond's protector. In fact, a lot of other people see her in that light as well. Raymond is older than Squeaky, but many believe that...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2018, 3:57 am (UTC)

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