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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

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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Raymond's Run

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 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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Raymond's Run

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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Raymond's Run

Several important themes run through Toni Cade Bambara’s gripping Raymond’s Run. The most important theme is the significance of familial relationship in life. Here it's about the selfless and...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2015 7:48 pm 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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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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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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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'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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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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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’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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Raymond's Run

The protagonist of "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara is Hazel "Squeaky" Parker, Raymond's younger sister; she undergoes a change in her thinking by the end of the story. Raymond is the catalyst...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2013 4:58 am 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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Raymond's Run

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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Raymond's Run

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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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

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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"A Hyperbole is an obvious and deliberate exaggeration or an extravagant statement. It is a figure of speech not intended to be taken literally since it is exaggeration for the sake of...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2008 5:23 am UTC

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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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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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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

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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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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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

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Four events that contribute to the way Squeaky views competition in Toni Cade Bambara's short story "Raymond's Run" are her encounter with Gretchen and her friends on the street, her encounter with...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2016 5:02 am UTC

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Raymond's Run

Squeaky is responsible, street-wise, loyal, unselfish, mature, sensible, and loving. Responsible and Street-wise In the exposition Squeaky states that her assignment in life is to "mind my brother...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2015 8:27 pm UTC

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Raymond's Run

Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker comes to life in “Raymond’s Run” by Toni Cade Bambara as the first person narrator in the story. Hazel, who is known in her Brooklyn neighbor as Squeaky, pours out...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2016 1:24 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

"Raymond's Run" is a first-person narrative, told from the perspective of a girl named Hazel, nicknamed Squeaky. The tone of the story, therefore, coincides with Hazel's personality and her...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2019 9:27 am UTC

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A dynamic character is someone who undergoes a significant inner change and alters their attitude, beliefs, thoughts, or perspectives by the end of the story. In Toni Cade Bambara's short story...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 12:15 pm 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

In Toni Cade Bambara's short story "Raymond's Run," Cynthia Proctor is a character who Squeaky, the narrator, talks about. Readers never meet this character directly. Squeaky gives readers enough...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2016 4:35 am UTC

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"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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Squeaky undergoes a change by the end of the story. In fact, with some emotional experience, she matures and mellows. The fact is, we admire Squeaky throughout the story. Her passion and dedication...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2016 9:37 am UTC

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In this touching story, Squeaky exhibits a maturity well beyond her years. Clearly, she possesses a mature understanding of human nature, especially that of girls, perceiving easily their petty...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2015 9:05 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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Squeaky and Gretchen smile at each other after the race because they now respect each other. Before the race, both think little of the other. For example, Squeaky initially thinks Gretchen is vain...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2016 7:25 pm UTC

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Squeaky practices her running in a variety of ways throughout the short story. She begins by mentioning that she does breathing exercises as she walks down Broadway, while Raymond walks beside her....

Latest answer posted September 5, 2017 11:03 pm UTC

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Raymond's Run

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

The resolution to "Raymond's Run" involves a fresh insight on the part of Squeaky, who realizes that her brother possesses the talent to be a runner himself. As a result of this realization,...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2015 12:17 am UTC

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