What perspective does she (narrator) have on the event in the story "Boys and Girls?"

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At the climax of “Boys and Girls,” the unnamed narrator acts out of a place of both rebellion and resignation. The story takes place as she’s coming to understand the gender roles to which she is expected to conform, and she is caught between two urges. The first is to defy these gender expectations and not wind up like her mother, in a hot kitchen all day, and the second is to grow into a more feminine version of herself, evidenced by her trying to make pretty her half of the bedroom she shares with her brother. Because of these opposing pressures bearing down on her, the narrator is both confused and impulsive.

When she ultimately opens the gate and lets the horse escape from the farm, causing a lot of wasted time and trouble for her father, she does so as both an act of rebellion and a swan song for her own freedom. The horse has a final chance to be free, even as the narrator feels the possibilities of her own life narrowing as a result of both outside expectations and her own...

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