Cat Eye

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Submitted By mkro
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Morten Krohn
English
7. december 2015

Cat’s Eye

In this excerpt written by Margaret Atwood, called “Cat’s Eye” the main character “Elaine” recalls her youth, and remembers how she had friends, she couldn't even like, but it was the only thing she had, she just couldn't let them go, no matter how they treated her.

Elaine is that type of person that hesitate to tell her friends ‘no’, but they are the only friends she has, and she does not want to be lonely. We see that already in the first couple of lines, specifically on line 3 “They're having a meeting. The meeting is about me”. She would just like her so called friends to accept her “I am just not measuring up, although they are giving me every chance. I will have to do better. But better at what?” (line 3-5).
Elaine wants to be apart of the group, not just be the standby person, who is always the fourth wheel, in this case. Cordelia is the boss of the group, deciding what is going to happen, and when it is going to. Elaine is jealous of her powers, but in the same time she loathe at her, “Perdie and Mirrie come up the stairs, along the hall, in their armour of being older. I long to be as old as they are. They're the only people who have any real power over Cordelia that I can see.” Elaine wants the power that Cordelia has, she wants to be the leader of the group, but at the same time she doubt her self, but just keep going on with her feelings, “ I think of them as my allies; or I think they would be my allies if they only knew. Knew what? Even to myself I am mute. “
Elaine now chances the way she describes this story, it gets more detailed, and describing why she does not like school and her friends. She starts to describe a more sensitive part of the history.
From line 49-100, she describes her daily morning routine. But she does not really describe a normal routine.
She is describing a…...

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