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Celia Behind me In her story Celia Behind Me Isabel Huggan writes about the subject that all of us can relate to Pressure to fit in and be accepted The main character Elizabeth struggles with her own insecurity and position within the group of kids The result of her insecurity is frustration she expresses on Celia Elizabeths position within the group of those kids was unstable She makes herself believe that she is a part of the group They go home together and they pick on Celia together That makes her believe she belongs to the group She was once characterized as Sucky 292 for sucking her finger in kindergarten and had sucked my thumb so openly in kindergarten that Sucky had stuck with me all the way to Grade 3 where I now balanced at a hazardous point 292 Fear from being teased empowers her to pick on Celia with the rest of the kids Part of Elizabeths frustration comes from the fact that Celia represents much of what Elizabeth doesnt like about herself She would be happy if Celia reminded her of some better-looking person But thats not the case Her conscious reminds her of similarities between two of them I was kind of chunky and wore glasses too 292 She struggles with her fear of becoming the next Celia For I knew deep in my wretched heart that were it not for Celia I was next in line for humiliation 292 Her position within the group is unidentified She just walks home with the rest of the group After one incident Elizabeth realizes that her place in the group is not secure enough She was reminded of her previous status Suckybabies cant have sweets either Di-a--beet-ics and Suck-y-ba-bies cant eat chocolate 293 The kids put her in the same group as Celia Her worst fear becomes true and she could be picked on again
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