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That Was Then, This Is Now

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What are some of Angela Shepard's thoughts throughout the novel That Was Then, This Is Now?

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Angela Shepard is Bryon's ex-girlfriend. She is known as a beautiful, tough girl who is attracted to drama. In Chapter 3, Ponyboy is attacked during a school dance, and Mark is hit in the head with a bottle while trying to defend him. When Bryon sees Angela talking to a...

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Angela Shepard is Bryon's ex-girlfriend. She is known as a beautiful, tough girl who is attracted to drama. In Chapter 3, Ponyboy is attacked during a school dance, and Mark is hit in the head with a bottle while trying to defend him. When Bryon sees Angela talking to a kid in handcuffs, he realizes Angela influenced the kid to pick a fight with Ponyboy. Although it is not directly stated, Angela Shepard feels hurt and upset at Ponyboy for ignoring her advances.

Later in the novel, Mark and Bryon run into Angela, who has been drinking. Angela mentions that she misses Bryon and hates her life. She regrets getting married and doesn't like the fact that her husband is jobless. She is upset that her brothers are in jail, and her father is an alcoholic. Despite her tough exterior, Angela is very disappointed with how her life is turning out.

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